In Depression-era South, Booker T. Freeman and David Hall become best friends, despite different racial backgrounds. Booker's dad Luther is the local blacksmith, W.D. Hall the grocer, with the families becoming close, due to the boys.
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1981   1980  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 Bessie Freeman 11 episodes, 1980-1981
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 Diana Freeman 11 episodes, 1980-1981
Beeson Carroll ...
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 Luther Freeman 11 episodes, 1980-1981
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 Willy-Joe Hall 11 episodes, 1980-1981
Jermain H. Johnson ...
 Booker T. Freeman 11 episodes, 1980-1981
Janice St. John ...
 Coralee Hall 11 episodes, 1980-1981
Brian G. Wilson ...
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In Depression-era South, Booker T. Freeman and David Hall become best friends, despite different racial backgrounds. Booker's dad Luther is the local blacksmith, W.D. Hall the grocer, with the families becoming close, due to the boys.

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10 March 1980 (USA)  »

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Palmerstown  »

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One of Michael J. Fox's first appearances on American television. See more »

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A heart-warming story about inter-racial friendship in America.
11 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

This series came out post-"Roots" and only lasted for barely one year. Two young boys, one black and one white would defy their small town's racist attitude to become the best of friends. Similar to a show called BOON, this series examined the civil rights era in America and all the progresses and setbacks that existed.

Mike Fox (MJ Fox) was cast as Willy the grocery boy shortly after he arrived in LA. He had finished "Leo and Me" for the CBC and was heading to Hollywood where fate would play a huge role in getting him Family Ties. His role in Palmerston,although limited, was enough to get him noticed.


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