GenreAction, Adventure, Drama Music directorJohn Debney WriterJonas McCord LanguageEnglish
Release date1993 (1993) CastClive Owen (Devin O'Neil), Laura Linney (Lily Magraw), Christien Anholt (Terry O'Neil), Andre Braugher (Lucius), Dan Futterman (Shelby Peyton), Josh Lucas (George Armstrong Custer) Similar moviesAbraham Lincoln vs. Zombies, North and South, Book II, No End in Sight, The Texans, Uncivil Warriors, The McMasters
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Class of '61 is a 1993 American biographical war drama television film produced by Steven Spielberg as a projected television series about the American Civil War. The film was filmed in Charleston, South Carolina and Atlanta and was the first collaboration between Spielberg and cinematographer Janusz Kamiński.
The film follows the lives of several West Point cadet classmates who find themselves on opposite sides of the war. The film also follows the adventures of Lucius the slave escaping via the underground railroad to freedom with the film cutting between the First Battle of Bull Run and the birth of a Lucius' child born in slavery.
Dan Futterman as Shelby Peyton
Josh Lucas as George Armstrong Custer
John P. Navin, Jr. as Burnett
Clive Owen as Devin O'Neil
Sophie Ward as Shannen O'Neil
Laura Linney as Lily Magraw
Andre Braugher as Lucius
Barry Cullison as Sergeant Yancy
Len Cariou as Dr Leland Peyton
Dana Ivey as Mrs Julia Peyton
Renowned Civil War historian Shelby Foote acted as Consultant, and documentary producer Ken Burns received Special Thanks for his input, he having created the critically acclaimed The Civil War documentary in 1990.