A local anti-slavery zealot named Hagadorn stirs up the town against him, first with pamphlets, then with rumors that prompt shopkeepers to boycott Abner's dairy products, next by coaxing the community to shun his family. Worse, Abner's son falls in love with Hagadorn's daughter - marching off to war to please her, and goes missing in action. Hagadorn's wild eyed rhetoric ignites a torch-bearing mob to descend upon Abner's farm, placing all that both men love in mortal danger. Copperhead is a parable of the Civil War and perhaps our own time.
PG-13for an unsettling sequence
Cast:Casey Brown; Brian Downey; Peter Fonda; Billy Campbell; François Arnaud; Augustus Prew; Angus Macfadyen; Hugh Thompson; Ryan Doucette; Lucy Boynton
Directed by:Ronald F. Maxwell
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