Copperhead Giveaway: Win a Book, Poster, and Movie Cash

Ronald F. Maxwell is an unsung hero as a director. He’s been directing for nearly 40 years and has given us a couple of wonderful films, namely Gettysburg and Gods and Generals. These two films are the quintesential films of the Civil War era and not only provide great stories and visuals, but have some incredible acting as well.

Maxwell returns to this era with Copperhead, a film that tells the story of a farmer in upstate New York during the Civil War. Starring Billy Campbell (The Killing), Angus McFadden (Braveheart), Peter Fonda, and more, the film looks to tell the other side of the story of one of the worst wars in United States history.

“Inspired by actual events and based on the extraordinary novel by Harold Frederic, which the great American critic Edmund Wilson praised as a brave and singular book that “differs fundamentally from any other Civil War work,” Copperhead is the story of Abner Beech, a righteous farmer of Upstate New York, who defies his neighbors and his government in the contentious autumn of 1862. Abner despises slavery – but just as passionately opposes the war that is waging in the name of “union” hundreds of miles away because he believes the Constitution of the United States is being trampled. Abner is neither a Yankee nor a Rebel. He is what is known as a Copperhead.”

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To tie in with the film’s release, The Cinematic Katzenjammer, will be giving away a copy of The Copperhead, the book by Harold Frederic that inspired the film, as well as a signed poster of the film by its director, and a movie cash gift card that you can use at almost any theater.

To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment below, stating what your favorite war movie is and like us on Facebook. Just follow this link and click “Like”. It’s that simple. For an additional entry, simply tweet this contest to your followers and include @Cinekatz.

The contest will end on Sunday, June 23rd.

Disclosure: In running this contest, I too have received those items as well. All of these opinions are my own.

Written By Nick

Nick is a man obsessed with all things related to film. From the most obscure to the very popular, he’s seen it all and hopes to one day turn his obsession into a career that makes a lot of money so he can buy a monkey, a bulldog, and a full size Batman suit.


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  • Cool contest! My favorite war movie is 300 🙂

  • Great idea, Nick. With there being so many great war movies, this is very hard to answer. However, I have to go with “Apocalypse Now.”

  • Belinda

    I don’t watch many war movies but I really enjoyed “The Patiot”

  • Michael

    I feel like I’m cheating, but I’m going to count Band of Brothers as one epic movie.

  • I’ll just join the party and throw my comment on here as well… Full Metal Jacket.

  • Starship Troopers!

  • Favorite war movie is 300!

  • Ries

    If we’re including mini-series’: Band of Brothers. If we’re not including mini-series’: The Thin Red Line.