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North and South, Book I 

North and South (original title)
Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

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Series cast summary:
Kirstie Alley ...  Virgilia Hazard / ... 6 episodes, 1985
Georg Stanford Brown ...  Garrison Grady 6 episodes, 1985
David Carradine ...  Justin LaMotte 6 episodes, 1985
Philip Casnoff ...  Elkanah Bent / ... 6 episodes, 1985
Lesley-Anne Down ...  Madeline Fabray LaMotte 6 episodes, 1985
Genie Francis ...  Brett Main / ... 6 episodes, 1985
Terri Garber ...  Ashton Main Huntoon / ... 6 episodes, 1985
Wendy Kilbourne ...  Constance Flynn Hazard / ... 6 episodes, 1985
Jim Metzler ...  James Huntoon 6 episodes, 1985
James Read ...  George Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
Lewis Smith ...  Charles Main 6 episodes, 1985
John Stockwell ...  Billy Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
Patrick Swayze ...  Orry Main 6 episodes, 1985
Johnny Cash ...  John Brown 6 episodes, 1985
Olivia Cole ...  Maum Sally 6 episodes, 1985
Morgan Fairchild ...  Burdetta Halloran 6 episodes, 1985
Robert Guillaume ...  Frederick Douglass 6 episodes, 1985
Hal Holbrook ...  Abraham Lincoln 6 episodes, 1985
Gene Kelly ...  Sen. Charles Edwards 6 episodes, 1985
Robert Mitchum ...  Patrick Flynn 6 episodes, 1985
Jean Simmons ...  Clarissa Main 6 episodes, 1985
David Ogden Stiers ...  Congressman Sam Greene 6 episodes, 1985
Inga Swenson ...  Maude Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
Elizabeth Taylor ...  Madam Conti 6 episodes, 1985
John Anderson ...  William Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
Lee Bergere ...  Nicholas Fabray 6 episodes, 1985
Jonathan Frakes ...  Stanley Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
Wendy Fulton Wendy Fulton ...  Isabel Truscott Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
David Harris ...  Priam 6 episodes, 1985
Mitchell Ryan ...  Tillet Main 6 episodes, 1985
Forest Whitaker ...  Cuffey 6 episodes, 1985
Michael McClendon ...  Corporal Owens 6 episodes, 1985
Erica Gimpel ...  Semiramis 4 episodes, 1985
William Ostrander ...  Forbes LaMotte 4 episodes, 1985
Tony Frank Tony Frank ...  Salem Jones 3 episodes, 1985
Alveda King ...  Slave 3 episodes, 1985
Walter Barnes ...  Benny Haven 2 episodes, 1985
Nikki Creswell Nikki Creswell ...  Young Brett Main 2 episodes, 1985
Chris Douridas ...  George McClellan 2 episodes, 1985
Temi Epstein Temi Epstein ...  Young Ashton Main 2 episodes, 1985
Bill Eudaly ...  Tom 'Stonewall' Jackson 2 episodes, 1985
Arthur Gilliard Arthur Gilliard ...  Nathaniel 2 episodes, 1985
Cody W. Hampton Cody W. Hampton ...  George Pickett 2 episodes, 1985
Tuck Milligan ...  Smith Dawkins 2 episodes, 1985
Andy Stahl ...  Cadet Ned Fisk 2 episodes, 1985
Robert Vaucresson Robert Vaucresson ...  Jed 2 episodes, 1985
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1842, a special summer day at the huge plantation of Mont Royal. A South Carolinian young man, Orry Maine, leaves his rich home for West Point Academy. On his way northwards, in very strange circumstances, he meets two people who will play a decisive role in his life: beautiful lady Madeleine Fabray whom Orry helps and with whom he falls in love and a "Yankee", George Hazard, by whom Orry is helped, and who is also on his way to West Point Academy. From that time, Orry and George are best friends and help each other at every moment, they fight for the U.S. in the Mexican War at Churubusco, where George saves Orry's life. A few years later, the friendship of Orry and George spread to the friendship of their families, the Maines from South Carolina and the Hazards from Pennsylvania. Yet, the love of Orry's life, Madeleine gets married to Justin LaMotte, a rich cruel owner of nearby plantation in South Carolina. Their love cannot be fulfilled and they only meet in secret. Years pass by ... Written by Marcin Kukuczka

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English

Release Date:

3 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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North and South Book I See more »

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Trivia

The scenes filmed in downtown Charleston required very little set preparation. Truckloads of dirt had to be brought in to cover the cement-paved streets. See more »

Goofs

After Orry throws Ashton out of Mont Royal, he goes back to the study to pick up his cane. When he bends down to pick up the cane, his tie is undone. When he stands back up, the tie is tied again. See more »

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Followed by Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994) See more »

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North and South
3 January 2005 | by thowen1988See all my reviews

The 1985 miniseries 'North and South' is a great depiction of the events leading up to the Civil War. 2 young men, Orry Main from South Carolina and George Hazard from Pennsylvania, meet at West Point and quickly become friends.

Each member of the Main and Hazard Families represent an actual viewpoint that was held during the turbulent political climate of antebellum America, such as the abolitionist Northerner, The Southern sympathizing Northerner, The sadistic Southern slave owner, The Southern Loyalist, just to list a few.

There are many differences between the miniseries and the 3 volume books by John Jakes (North and South, Love and War, and Heaven and Hell). Unlike their literary counterparts, the actors and actresses who portray these historic figures are all very good looking and bigger than life on screen. The dresses worn by the women are impeccable.

I highly recommend the "North and South" miniseries.


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