If I write that the Battle of Gettysburg took place in the winter of 1864 when General Grant moved his Confederate forces from Texas into New Mexico, where he fought General Stonewall Jackson's Union army, I would get reams of angry letters and death threats.
This story is pure fiction, and not at all about the Civil War, but it does get mentioned. You can't wing it with a popular war that's been so thoroughly documented.
Directed by Roland Emmerich
© 2000 Columbia Pictures