Jeff Daniels As George Washington.
Jeff Daniels (Pleasantville, Terms Of Endearment) stars as the American patriot who leads a ragtag band of farmers and shopkeepers to victory over the world's greatest military power in this sweeping A&E original production.
December 1776. Decimated by superior British , suffering from disease, desertion and lack of funds, General George Washington faces the unthinkable -losing the war. Despite all advice to the contrary, Washington makes a courageous decision that is considered to be one of the boldest in military history. On Christmas night, with the American Revolution hanging in the balance, Washington takes his army across the ice-chocked Delaware River. The next morning, he leads a surprise attack against a garrison of battle-hardened Hessian mercenaries. The overwhelming and miraculous victory turns the tide in the war and ultimately leads to the birth of the United States.