Six months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Continental Army faces imminent surrender to the Crown's troops. Reenforced by superior Hessian mercenaries, the Brits stand poised to seize Philadelphia. At this decisive juncture, George Washington (Jeff Daniels) surveys his rag-tag platoons and overrides the objections of his generals. With less than unconditional support from his loyal officers like Glover (Sebastian Roche) and Alexander Hamilton (Steven McCarthy), Washington gambles on a daring attack on Trenton, New Jersey. Before the Delaware River has frozen over, the future president and his soldiers cross in commandeered foundry bo...