The Crossing war movie
The Crossing war movie

The Crossing (2000, United States)

Categories: infantry movieslanding moviesmercenaries movies

Running time: 90 minutes

Language: English

During American War of Independence the colonial forces were in the defence for over 10 months and general Washington was looking for a chance to break the long run of defeats with bold plan. Near New Jersey the garrison of Hessian mercenaries was located and Washington prepared the plan to cross the Delaware River and surprise them with their attack. The best time to attack was upcoming Christmas, but the winter conditions were far from favorable for such manouver.

Depiction of one of the most important battles of American War of Independence - after long streak of loses Washington tried to make surprise attack on the enemy despite all the risk that was behind that decision. Film shows not only the battle (that was in fact rather short), but mostly the doubts that were among the officers before the battle. As for historical drama it is good, but as for war movie it is only average.

Our rating


Film value

4 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

2 / 5

Historical accuracy

5 / 5

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Creators of The Crossing

Robert Harmon movies

Howard Fast movies

Howard Fast


Cast of The Crossing

Jeff Daniels movies jeff-daniels

Jeff Daniels

as George Washington

Roger Rees movies roger-rees

Roger Rees

as Hugh Mercer

Sebastian Roche movies sebastian-roche

Sebastian Roche

as John Glover

Steven McCarthy movies steven-mccarthy

Steven McCarthy

as Alexander Hamilton

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Events depicted in The Crossing

American War of Independence (1775-1783) Battle of Trenton (26 Dec 1776)