On this date in 1809, one of America's greatest President's, Abraham Lincoln, was born. To this day, Americans everywhere celebrate the birth of this fine nation's 16th President, widely considered to be the best commander-in-chief in history. This weekend, moviegoers can honor this great man in another way with the new drama Saving Lincoln, which tells the largely untold tale of Lincoln's (Tom Amandes) bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon (Lea Coco), who thwarted countless assassination attempts during Honest Abe's presidency. To celebrate Lincoln's birthday, and this new film, we have a contest lined up where fans can win a Saving Lincoln poster, signed by cast members Tom Amandes, Lea Coco, Penelope Ann Miller, Bruce Davison, and Creed Bratton, a Lincoln in 3D book, and a $25 Fandango gift card to see Saving Lincoln in theaters. These prizes will go fast, so be sure to enter today. Details are below.
- Saving Lincoln poster signed by Tom Amandes, Lea Coco, Penelope Ann Miller, Bruce Davison, and Creed Bratton
- - Lincoln in 3D book
- - $25 Fandango gift card
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Based on a true story. When Abraham Lincoln (Tom Amandes) is elected President, he brings only one friend to Washington: his banjo-playing, joke-telling former law partner and confidant, Ward Hill Lamon (Lea Coco). Lamon is also large and handy with a gun, and when the first assassination attempt occurs in 1861, Lamon appoints himself the President's bodyguard. He serves Lincoln faithfully throughout the four years of the Civil War and from this unique perspective, Lamon witnesses every aspect of Lincoln's fiery trial as Commander-in-Chief, from the constant military and political pressure, to the personal losses of friends and family members. Lamon soothes Lincoln's tormented soul, saves him from repeated attempts on his life, and introduces him at the Gettysburg Address. Lamon is not present on that fateful night at Ford's Theater in 1865 because Lincoln sends him on a mission, yet it is Lamon who redefines that tragic event in a surprising and uplifting manner. This visually unique film features sets created from actual Civil War photographs. Directed by Salvador Litvak (When Do We Eat?), the film also stars Penelope Ann Miller as Mary Todd Lincoln, Bruce Davison as William Seward, Creed Bratton as Senator Charles Sumner, Josh Stamberg as Salmon P. Chase and Saidah Arrika Ekulona as Mrs. Elizabeth Keckly.