George Wallace (Two-Disc Special Edition)
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Based on the book by Marshall Frady, this epic bio directed by the legendary John Frankenheimer, stars Academy® Award nominated actor Gary Sinise as the infamous politician and segregationist George Wallace. Many have portrayed Wallace as a racist but Frankenheimer's film suggests that it was his lust for power and status that made him bedfellows with racists and one of the most destructive and most hated American politicians of his time. Sinise – who won an Emmy® Award for this performance – brilliantly captures both the corruption and the belated search for redemption. Mare Winningham plays his first wife and Angelina Jolie – in her first major role - his adoring second. Winningham also won an Emmy for her work and the film won the Golden Globe for Best Mini-Series (1997).]]>
- Vision and Conflict: Collaborating on the Wallace Saga: Gary Sinise, Angelina Jolie, Mare Winningham, and others recall the origins and production of this project and share memories of director John Frankenheimer
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"George Wallace" portrays the title character as he was, a pragmatic, many would say opportunistic, politician. Although Wallace began his career as more liberal than was the norm in Alabama at that time, he was willing to make deals with whoever would help to get him elected - including members of the Klan - and to say whatever those people wanted to hear.
That later in his life Wallace shifted away from his racist stance leads to the question: Who was the real George Wallace? This film helps to answer that question.
Excellent story that redeemed this man and proved how a person can be changed for the better.
We have watched it more than once and would recommend it as a must see for everyone.