North and South (1985)

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Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

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 Virgilia Hazard / ... (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Garrison Grady (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Justin LaMotte (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Elkanah Bent / ... (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Madeline Fabray LaMotte (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Brett Main / ... (6 episodes, 1985)
Terri Garber ...
 Ashton Main Huntoon / ... (6 episodes, 1985)
Wendy Kilbourne ...
 Constance Flynn Hazard / ... (6 episodes, 1985)
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 James Huntoon (6 episodes, 1985)
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 George Hazard (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Charles Main (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Billy Hazard (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Orry Main (6 episodes, 1985)
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 John Brown (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Maum Sally (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Burdetta Halloran (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Frederick Douglass (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Abraham Lincoln (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Sen. Charles Edwards (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Patrick Flynn (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Clarissa Main (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Congressman Sam Greene (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Maude Hazard (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Madam Conti (6 episodes, 1985)
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 William Hazard (6 episodes, 1985)
Lee Bergere ...
 Nicholas Fabray (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Stanley Hazard (6 episodes, 1985)
Wendy Fulton ...
 Isabel Truscott Hazard (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Priam (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Tillet Main (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Cuffey (6 episodes, 1985)
Michael McClendon ...
 Corporal Owens (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Semiramis (4 episodes, 1985)
William Ostrander ...
 Forbes LaMotte (4 episodes, 1985)
Tony Frank ...
 Salem Jones (3 episodes, 1985)
Alveda King ...
 Slave (3 episodes, 1985)
Walter Barnes ...
 Benny Haven (2 episodes, 1985)
Nikki Creswell ...
 Young Brett Main (2 episodes, 1985)
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 George McClellan (2 episodes, 1985)
Temi Epstein ...
 Young Ashton Main (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Tom 'Stonewall' Jackson (2 episodes, 1985)
Arthur Gilliard ...
 Nathaniel (2 episodes, 1985)
Cody W. Hampton ...
 George Pickett (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Smith Dawkins (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Cadet Ned Fisk (2 episodes, 1985)
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 USA 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 and ... Written by Marcin Kukuczka

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North and South Book I  »

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It took over two years to film 940 scenes out of a script of 540 pages. See more »

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When Charles is seeing Willa in St. Louis and eating in the restaurant it shows them going for a walk and then returning to the restaurant. It shows his rank as Corporal in the first part of the scene and during the walk. Back in the restaurant it shows his rank much higher, possibly a Sgt. or higher. When leaving it shows him as a Corporal again. See more »

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17 June 2001 | by (Chicago, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

I was 13 when this mini-series (and its sequel North and South, Book II) first aired. I had already been captivated by the personal interest stories in/around our American Civil War, which is what interested me in watching this made-for-tv program.

I loved it. And now I'm 29 years old and I only love it more. It is full of history, beautiful costuming, real-life characters woven in and out of the lives of fictional characters, all of whom you come to care deeply about. There is intrigue, love, loyalty, betrayal, family, extended family, lust, battles, victory, defeat and reconstruction.

Even though I had the full set of episodes on tapes I recorded back when it originally aired, I purchased the full set of both N&S and N&S II from Columbia House some years ago when they became available. Once every few years I'll take a whole weekend and watch all the installments back to back

  • and am sad when the last episode rolls to an end, because I find myself


wanting to continue watching the story of the lives of these characters.

I cannot recommend this mini-series more highly.


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