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Based on a true story, The Conspirator tells the powerful story of a woman who would do anything to protect her family, and the man who risked everything to save her.In the wake of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State.The lone woman charged, Mary Surratt (Wright) owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell) and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks. Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington, newly-minted lawyer, Frederick Aiken (McAvoy), a 28-year-old Union war-hero, reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal.Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt, her own son, John (Johnny Simmons). As the nation turns against her, Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life.

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Robert Redford directs this historical drama based on the military trial of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright), the first woman to be executed in the United States. Arrested as a co-conspirator in the wake of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in April 1865, boarding-house owner Surratt finds herself positioned as public enemy number one, and is forced to rely on her reluctant young lawyer Frederick Aiken (James McEvoy) to uncover the truth and save her from hanging. Kevin Kline, Tom Wilkinson and Evan Rachel Wood co-star.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Based on a true story The Conspirator tells the powerful story of a woman who would do anything to protect her family and the man who risked everything to save her In the wake of Abraham Lincoln&39;s assassination seven men and one woman are arrested and charged with conspiring to kill the President Vice President and Secretary of State The lone woman charged Mary Surratt (Wright) owns a boarding house where John Wilkes Booth (Toby Kebbell) and others met and planned the simultaneous attacks Against the ominous back-drop of post-Civil War Washington newly-minted lawyer Frederick Aiken (McAvoy) a 28-year-old Union war-hero reluctantly agrees to defend Surratt before a military tribunal Aiken realizes his client may be innocent and that she is being used as bait and hostage in order to capture the only conspirator to have escaped a massive manhunt her own son John (Johnny Simmons) As the nation turns against her Surratt is forced to rely on Aiken to uncover the truth and save her life

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