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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A remake of the 1985 mini-series "North and South" based on John Jakes tale of the U.S. Civil War.

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Stars: Bill Conti, Lesley-Anne Down, John Jakes
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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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Where the historic structures were correct but the furnishings were not, or where priceless antiques were so fragile they could not be used, the company brought in their own pieces, such as the bronze and marble statuary valued at more than $200,000 that decorated the house used for the New Orleans bordello run by the flamboyant Madam Conti (Elizabeth Taylor). See more »

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In the end of part 6, when George and Orry leave the Hazard mansion during the anti-southern procession: George is wearing a round Union-sympathy mark, but when they arrive to the rail station, the mark is flower-shaped. See more »

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North and South
3 January 2005 | by (United States) – See 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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