The Crossing

TitleThe Crossing
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsHarmon, Robert, and Howard Fast
Running Time89 min.
Date Released1h 29m
DistributorA & E Home Video, distributed by New Video
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Directed by Robert Harmon, this historical film dramatizes General George Washington's (1732–99) perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the Hessian forces at Trenton in 1776. His Continental Army was on the brink of utter defeat. Low on men, cannons and supplies, Washington decided to risk everything on one last desperately daring attack on the town of Trenton in New Jersey, where over 1,000 of the feared Hessian mercenaries that fought for the British army were garrisoned. However, to do that, the army must cross the Delaware to a seemingly hopeless battle.


Jeff Daniels

Roger Rees

Sebastian Roché

Steven McCarthy

John Henry Canavan

Ned Vukovic

David Ferry

Nigel Bennett

Karl Pruner

Duncan McLeod

Andrew Kraulis

Kelly Harms

Jonathan Watton

Kris Holden-Ried


Directed by Robert Harmon

Screenplay by Howard Fast

Produced by David Coatsworth

Cinematography by Rene Ohashi

Edited by Zach Staenberg

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