The Rebels is a 1979 TV miniseries based on the popular novel series
"The Kent Family Chronicles" by John Jakes, a historical adventure that
depicts the American Revolution. The story follows idealistic Phillip
Kent (Andrew Stevens) and drunkard Judson Fletcher (Don Johnson) as they
live through the founding of the nation, from fighting the
Revolutionary war to participating in the first congress. Along the way,
they meet George Washington (Peter Graves), John Hancock (Jim Backus)
and Ben Franklin (Tom Bosley).