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
Theme music composerLaurence Rosenthal
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes3
Producer(s)Richard Fielder
Buzz Kulik
David Gerber
Running time480 minutes
Production company(s)David Gerber Productions
MGM/UA Television
DistributorMGM Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Original releaseApril 8 –
April 11, 1984
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 1st President of the United States, from age 11 to age 51.[1] George Washington is based on the biography by James Thomas Flexner.

The miniseries was shot mainly on location near Washington, D.C. 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.


This miniseries covers the life of George Washington, from the time he is a young man, through his experiences in the French and Indian War and his rise to lead the Continental Army during the American Revolution. It concludes shortly after the end of the war, with Washington's return to his home in Mount Vernon.



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