Although the Civil War tore America in half, it wasn't a black and white fight. For the likes of Abner Beech (Billy Campbell), the US Constitution isn't worth dying for. But the national battle comes home when his own neighbors object to his peacemaker point of view.
Why Is Copperhead Rated PG-13?
Copperhead is rated PG-13 for an unsettling sequence.
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Violence: Tensions begin to rise among neighbors as they discuss their opposing opinions on the war. Name-calling ensues along with a fistfight at an election poll. Arguments also break out among family members. Soldiers bring a body back from the frontlines in a casket. Some maimed soldiers return home. A house catches fire and burns to the ground. A young woman is suspected of being dead. One character commits suicide. A soldier describes a war injury that cost him his arm.
Sexual Content: A young couple kisses.
Language: The script contains some brief profanities and terms of Deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters pass around a jug of alcohol. Characters drink and smoke infrequently.
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Along with Copperhead, director Ron Maxwell has also explored this historical period with the films Gettysburg and Gods and Generals. The movie Lincoln looks at the battle in the White House that raged during the American Civil War.
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Copperhead releases to home video on April 15, 2014.