Tuesday 3 May 2011

Sweet Liberty (1986)

Who remembers this Alan Alda comedy? He plays a history professor who writes a book that gets made into a film. It's a movie about the making of a movie about the Revolutionary battle of Cowpens and the effect it has on various individuals in the town and among the cast. Also stars Michelle Pfeiffer and Michael Caine (as Tarleton). Reenactors are featured in this scene as they try and influence the production... would make an ideal companion to the Patriot!
IMDB says
Michael has written a schollarly book on the revolutionary war. He has sold the film rights. The arrival of the film crew seriously disrupts him as actors want to change their characters, directors want to re-stage battles, and he becomes very infatuated with Faith who will play the female lead in the movie. At the same time, he is fighting with his crazy mother who thinks the Devil lives in her kitchen, and his girlfriend who is talking about commitment.


  1. Dear Sommerset,
    Superb clip! I remember this film but didn't realize how authentic the uniforms were. I think they nailed perfectly reenactor and film director personality types !

  2. I just watched this with a couple months ago. Mostly a rather dull movie, it has a few moments of shining inspiration that are almost eerily futuristic criticisms of The Patriot. There's even a scene where Alan Alda is upset over Tarleton wearing red instead of green!

  3. Mark Sepanski I am the guy in the red coat and bear skin hat in front. I was filming for 8 days in the movie


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