The Awakening Land (1978)

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Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century.

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Sayward Luckett Wheeler (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Portius Wheeler - The Solitary (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Genny Luckett (3 episodes, 1978)
Steven Keats ...
 Jake Tench (3 episodes, 1978)
Tony Mockus Jr. ...
 Worth Luckett (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Will Beagle (3 episodes, 1978)
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 Billy Harbison (3 episodes, 1978)
Dorrie Kavanaugh ...
 Mistress Bartram / ... (2 episodes, 1978)
Derin Altay ...
 Achsa Luckett (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Isaac Barker (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Reverend Hutchins (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Resolve Wheeler (2 episodes, 1978)
Johnny Timko ...
 Kinzie Wheeler (2 episodes, 1978)
Barney McFadden ...
 Louie Scurrah (2 episodes, 1978)
Pia Romans ...
 Huldah Wheeler (2 episodes, 1978)
Sonja Lanzener ...
 Annie McFall (2 episodes, 1978)
Art Kassul ...
 George Roebuck (2 episodes, 1978)
Bernie Kuby ...
 Mathias Cottle (2 episodes, 1978)
Ann Eggert ...
 Mary Harbison (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Zephon Brown (2 episodes, 1978)
Sandra Wheeler ...
 Cora Barker (2 episodes, 1978)
Wally Engelhardt ...
 Jim McFall (2 episodes, 1978)
Olesley Cole ...
 Moses (2 episodes, 1978)
Timothy Carhart ...
 First Peddler / ... (2 episodes, 1978)
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Frontierswoman Sayward Luckett's struggles in Ohio during the late 18th-century and early 19th-century.

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Erwachendes Land  »

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Trivia

Though the fictional story of the settlement of the Ohio territory, the miniseries was filmed at the site of the frontier town where the young Abraham Lincoln matured and studied to be a lawyer, New Salem, Illinois. The cabin that Sayward and Portius Wheeler lived in is the recreation of the cabin where Ann Rutledge lived, the woman that Abe Lincoln courted while he lived in New Salem. Hal Holbrook played President Lincoln in two separate television projects. See more »

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In the scene where little Rosa Tench is walking along the river bank, you can see an abandoned automobile tire lying in the mud. The movie was supposed to be set in the 1800s. See more »

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Excellent Movie
13 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Awakening Land was an excellent movie with an all star cast. Elizabeth Montgomery played her part with grace and Hal Holbrook was very convincing as the Solitary. The cast and performance was award winning. The time frame was neither to short or too long. Each sequence was well covered. The movie's setting was absolutely beautiful. The storyline was strong and very heartwarming. I have watched the Awakening Land about 5 times and have loved it each and every time. It's story is clean and depicts in such a wonderful way the struggles of early pioneer life and the triumph over adversity. The movie is full of love and adventure. It was a pleasure following Sayard and Portus through out their lives and the lives of their family and friends and how they all succeeded in what they came to this land to do, make a new and better life. I put The Awakening Land right up there with Lonesome Dove. The Awakening Land is brilliant as were it's characters.


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