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)
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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Took more than two years to make and involved -8,700 pieces of wardrobe (lead actresses each wore 28-35 different costumes) -940 scenes -540 page teleplay See more »

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After Orry throws Ashton out of Mont Royal he goes back to the study to pick up his cane. When he bends down to pick up the cane his tie is undone but is perfectly tied when he stands back up. See more »

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Wonderful
6 November 2000 | by (Bamberg, Germany) – See all my reviews

A story about love and hate, tragedy and happiness, and most of all, friendship set in the very interesting time of the American Civil War.

Gets you interested in history, gets you emotionally involved and makes you feverishly wait for the next episode.

Moreover, the casting was splendid. Many superstars appear in short cameos, the leading roles are played by a big array of talented mimes - Kirstie Alley and Terri Garber should be mentioned here - this is simply a superb example for a TV production as it should be.

Not to forget the sheer loveliness of Wendy Kilbourne portraying Constance :-)


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