George Washington (miniseries)

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George Washington
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GenreDrama / War / Miniseries
Written byJames Thomas Flexner (book)
Jon Boothe
Richard Fielder
Directed byBuzz Kulik
StarringBarry Bostwick
Patty Duke Astin
Theme music composerLaurence Rosenthal
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes3
ProducersRichard Fielder
Buzz Kulik
David Gerber
Running time480 minutes
Production companiesDavid Gerber Productions
MGM/UA Television
DistributorMGM Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Original releaseApril 8 (1984-04-08) –
April 11, 1984 (1984-04-11)
Followed byGeorge Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986)

George Washington is a 1984 American television miniseries directed by Buzz Kulik. The miniseries, released in three parts, chronicles the life of George Washington, the first president of the United States from the age of 11 to the age of 51.[1] George Washington is based on the biography by James Thomas Flexner.

The miniseries was shot mainly on location near Washington, DC and Philadelphia, and was aired on April 8, 10 and 11, 1984.[2] Washington's life in the French and Indian War, the second part shows the coming and commencement of the Revolutionary War and the final part describes the victory of the independence from Great Britain. It was nominated for six Primetime Emmys.

It was followed by a sequel, George Washington II: The Forging of a Nation (1986) still with Barry Bostwick and Patty Duke Astin reprising their roles as George and Martha Washington respectively.


The miniseries covers the life of George Washington, from being a young man to his experiences in the French and Indian War and his rise to lead the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. It concludes shortly after the end of the war, with his return to his home in Mount Vernon.


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