The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

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1986  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Virgilia Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Justin LaMotte (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Elkanah Bent (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Isabel Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Madeline LaMotte Main / ... (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Stanley Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Brett Main Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Ashton Main Huntoon (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Constance Flynn Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Augusta Barclay (6 episodes, 1986)
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 James Huntoon (6 episodes, 1986)
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 George Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Charles Main (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Billy Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Orry Main (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Jefferson Davis (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Mrs. Neal (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Rose Sinclair (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Burdetta Halloran (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Abraham Lincoln (6 episodes, 1986)
Lee Horsley ...
 Rafe Beaudeen (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Dorothea Dix (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Capt. Thomas Turner (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Clarissa Main (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Miles Colbert (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Congressman Sam Greene (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Maude Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (6 episodes, 1986)
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 General's Wife (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Lt. Rudy Bodford (6 episodes, 1986)
Burton Gilliam ...
 Cpl. Strock (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Semiramis (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Gen. Philip Henry Sheridan (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Lt. Stephen Kent (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Gen. Robert E. Lee (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Cuffey (6 episodes, 1986)
Lou Felder ...
 Thaddeus Stevens (6 episodes, 1986)
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 Ezra (5 episodes, 1986)
John Nixon ...
 Washington (5 episodes, 1986)
James Houghton ...
 Lt. Ambrose Pell (4 episodes, 1986)
Russell Rarick ...
 Tom (4 episodes, 1986)
Tony Frank ...
 Salem Jones (3 episodes, 1986)
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 Col. Hram Berdan (3 episodes, 1986)
Michael Burgess ...
 Jim (3 episodes, 1986)
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 Boz (3 episodes, 1986)
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 Detective Haller (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Michael (2 episodes, 1986)
Jack Thibeau ...
 Mr. Morgan (2 episodes, 1986)
Lloyd Alan ...
 Lt. Roberts (2 episodes, 1986)
Lee Anthony ...
 General Scott (2 episodes, 1986)
Dixie K. Wade ...
 Mrs. Shoup (2 episodes, 1986)
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The continuing saga of the Hazards and the Mains. The Hazards are from the North and the Mains from the South. George Hazard and Orry Main met at West Point and fought in the Mexican American war together becoming fast friends. Now they find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War and struggle to maintain their friendship through these troubled times. Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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4 May 1986 (USA)  »

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Billy and Isabel hazard are played by two diffrent actors in book 2 See more »

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Billy Hazard is shown as a member of the 1st U.S. Sharpshooters, a.k.a., Berdan's Sharpshooters, throughout the war. However, Hiram Berdan was extremely strict about forming his regiments and companies by state. As a Pennsylvanian, Billy would have been assigned to Company C, 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters, the only unit in either regiment that accepted Pennsylvanians. See more »

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one of the best movies of all time
30 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched North and South several years ago and fell in Love with this awesome tale of love and friendship that endured all. It was a very inspiring tale of friendship and a hallmark for the meaning of true humanity. The actors and actresses were brilliant. I think James Read and Patrick Swayze along with the rest of the cast gave magic and life to a fantastic story by a master story teller -John Jakes. At the time in the late eighties when I watched it for the first time, I knew nothing of a book 3. You can imagine my excitement when I heard of the book 3. I finally acquired the complete set(Bk's 1, 2, 3) on video and waited with bated breath to view the continuation of book 2 in bk 3, but alas, was I disappointed. Recently I acquired the DVD collection of Books 1 & 2, and relived the joy and excitement of one of the best TV mini series / movie of all time with my family. Needless to say that my family love this movies as much as I do. Having also read the books, I think I preferred the script writers version of Book 2,to the account in the book. I wished the script writers had done better on the book 3. I agree with all other reviews of book 3, it was a big let down. For me and my family, we decided that book 3 does not exist. So I recommend this movie very strongly to all who love good movies, good soaps and good factual / historical movies. The movies ignited my interest in the American civil war and having done some reading and research on that, I can tell you that the movie is historically factual and accurate. Well done John Jakes and thank you for such a wonderful story. It has everything and the music is the best part. Enjoy this movie and remember that pure friendship is anchored in true love. If we all strive for that then there will be no need for war.


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