The Crossing [DVD] [1999]

Jeff Daniels stars as George Washington in the historical drama The Crossing, which comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed captions on this release. Supplemental materials include a behind-the-scenes featurette, historical quotes, and biographies and filmographies of the cast. This is a solid release from A&E.
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Special Features

  • Behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Jeff Daniels biography/filmography
  • Roger Rees biography/filmography
  • Historical quotes
  • Interactive menus
  • Scene selection


The Crossing
Adapted by screenwriter Howard Fast from his own fact-based novel, this historical drama tells the story of one of the most unexpected triumphs of the American Revolutionary War. In December 1776, the armies of General George Washington (Jeff Daniels) are near the point of collapse; short on money and supplies, ravaged by disease, their numbers thinned by desertion, and freezing in summer uniforms in the midst of a brutal winter, it seems all but impossible that the Colonial Army can hold out much longer against the British Army and their allied German Hessian forces. With imminent defeat a clear possibility, Washington and his troops organize for an audacious surprise attack against the British soldiers on Christmas Day, hinging on the crossing of the freezing Delaware River in the middle of a storm. Co-starring Roger Rees, The Crossing was produced for broadcast by the Arts and Entertainment cable television network. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jeff Daniels
    Jeff Daniels - George Washington
  • Roger Rees
    Roger Rees
  • Sebastian Roche
    Sebastian Roche - Col. John Glover
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