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2012 | PG-13 | Biography Drama

During President Lincoln's tumultuous final months in office, he pursues a course of action to end the Civil War, unite the country and abolish slavery. more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, November 9, 2012
November 16, 2012 Nationwide

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Sally Field
Mary Todd Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis
Abraham Lincoln
Tommy Lee Jones
Thaddeus Stevens
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Robert Todd Lincoln
James Spader
WN Bilbo
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Steven Spielberg


Paul Webb
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Tony Kushner


Rating MPAA

PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language

Storylines 3 more

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on the biography "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Also Known As
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Untitled Steven Spielberg/Abraham Lincoln Project
  • Office Seekers
Shooting Locations
  • September 2011: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • September 2011: Virginia, United States

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