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Freedom Road (1979)

Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white ... See full summary »

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Gideon Jackson
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Abner Lait
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Francis Cardoza
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Stephen Holms
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President Ulysses S. Grant
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Narrator
Barbarao ...
Rachel Jackson (as Barbara-O Jones)
Sonny Jim Gaines ...
Brother Peter
Joel Fluellen ...
James Allenby
Jean Foster ...
Ellen Allenby
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Ruth Lait
Bill Mackey ...
Trooper
Earl D.A. Smith ...
Hannibal
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Katie
Fred Covington ...
Sheriff Bentley
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Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white sharecroppers to keep the land they tended all their lives. Written by Anonymous

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29 October 1979 (USA)  »

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Caminho da Liberdade  »

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Although during press for the European theatrical release Muhammad Ali announced that his next project would be a massive epic biopic of Hannibal, this was to be his only dramatic role. See more »

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