Epic account of the pivotal, three-day Civil War battle in July 1863. Tom Berenger, Martin Sheen. Col. Joshua Chamberlain: Jeff Daniels. Gen. Lewis Armistead: Richard Jordan. Gen. John Buford: Sam Elliott. Gen. George Pickett: Stephen Lang. Gen. Richard B. Garnett: Andrew Prine. Lt. Thomas Chamberlain: C. Thomas Howell. Written and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. From the novel by Michael Shaara.