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)
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 Ashton Main Huntoon / ... (6 episodes, 1985)
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 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)
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 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)
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 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)
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 Slave (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Benny Haven (2 episodes, 1985)
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 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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Exterior shots of Mont Royal were taken at the mansion Boone Hall. The interior were taken at another mansion, Stanton Hall. See more »

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When Constance and George talk about going to see Orry after she shows George the runaway slave and says she wants to be a part of the underground railroad, she and George are standing in their bedroom.She has white bikini panties under her nightgown. During that time period she would've worn pantaloons or nothing at all underneath. See more »

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3 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a history teacher and overall I was pleased with the movie. My teen-agers enjoyed it over the holidays. Is it 100% accurate and is it a little sappy in places? Yes..but it took my kids away from the computer and play station to spend four nights watching it all.

The battle scenes were impressive and we met plenty of historical characters throughout. Lloyd Bridges as Jefferson Davis and Hal Holbrook as Abraham Lincoln stand out. We all thought Phillip Casnoff as Bent was evilly and charmingly brilliant. We all thought Charles stole the show from Orry and George.

We will enjoy the movie again!


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