Scriptwriter: Robert Dillon
Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his young son Ned is conscripted into the British Army as a drummer by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies. As Tom undergoes his change of heart, the events of the war unfold in large-scale grandeur.
Hugh Hudson was born in 1936 in London, England. He was among a generation of British directors who began their career making documentaries and television commercials. In 1981 Hudson directed the Academy Award and BAFTA Award Best Picture CHARIOTS OF FIRE, a film ranked 19th in the British Film Institute’s list of Top 100 British films. In 2003, Hudson was also given a special Cannes Lions award on the 50th Anniversary of the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.
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