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George Wallace (film)

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Film information
NameGeorge Wallace
Directed byJohn Frankenheimer
Produced byJohn Frankenheimer
Julian Krainin
Written byPaul Monash and
Marshall Frady
Marshall Frady (book)
StarringGary Sinise
Mare Winningham
Clarence Williams III
Angelina Jolie
Music byGary Chang
CinematographyAlan Caso
Editing byAntony Gibbs
Distributed byTurner Network Television
Release dateAugust 24, 1997
Running time178 min.

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'George Wallace' is a 1997 television film starring Gary Sinise as George Wallace, the former Governor of Alabama. It was directed by John Frankenheimer, who won an Emmy award for it; Sinise and Mare Winningham also won Emmies for their performances. The film was based on the 1996 biography Wallace : The Classic Portrait of Alabama Governor George Wallace by Marshall Frady, who also co-wrote the teleplay.

Frankenheimer's film was highly praised by critics: in addition to the Emmy awards, it received the Golden Globe for Best Miniseries/Motion Picture made for TV. Angelina Jolie also received a Golden Globe for her performance as Wallace's second wife, Cornelia.

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