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Release Date:
4 May 1986 (USA) See more »
The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War. Full summary »
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 52 of 67)

Kirstie Alley ... Virgilia Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)

David Carradine ... Justin LaMotte (6 episodes, 1986)

Philip Casnoff ... Elkanah Bent (6 episodes, 1986)

Mary Crosby ... Isabel Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)

Lesley-Anne Down ... Madeline LaMotte Main / ... (6 episodes, 1986)

Jonathan Frakes ... Stanley Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)

Genie Francis ... Brett Main Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)
Terri Garber ... Ashton Main Huntoon (6 episodes, 1986)
Wendy Kilbourne ... Constance Flynn Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)
Kate McNeil ... Augusta Barclay (6 episodes, 1986)

Jim Metzler ... James Huntoon (6 episodes, 1986)

James Read ... George Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)

Lewis Smith ... Charles Main (6 episodes, 1986)

Parker Stevenson ... Billy Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)

Patrick Swayze ... Orry Main (6 episodes, 1986)

Lloyd Bridges ... Jefferson Davis (6 episodes, 1986)

Olivia de Havilland ... Mrs. Neal (6 episodes, 1986)

Linda Evans ... Rose Sinclair (6 episodes, 1986)

Morgan Fairchild ... Burdetta Halloran (6 episodes, 1986)

Hal Holbrook ... Abraham Lincoln (6 episodes, 1986)
Lee Horsley ... Rafe Beaudeen (6 episodes, 1986)

Nancy Marchand ... Dorothea Dix (6 episodes, 1986)

Wayne Newton ... Capt. Thomas Turner (6 episodes, 1986)

Jean Simmons ... Clarissa Main (6 episodes, 1986)

James Stewart ... Miles Colbert (6 episodes, 1986)

David Ogden Stiers ... Congressman Sam Greene (6 episodes, 1986)

Inga Swenson ... Maude Hazard (6 episodes, 1986)

Anthony Zerbe ... Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (6 episodes, 1986)

Bonnie Bartlett ... General's Wife (6 episodes, 1986)

Michael Dudikoff ... Lt. Rudy Bodford (6 episodes, 1986)
Burton Gilliam ... Cpl. Strock (6 episodes, 1986)

Erica Gimpel ... Semiramis (6 episodes, 1986)

Clu Gulager ... Gen. Philip Henry Sheridan (6 episodes, 1986)

Whip Hubley ... Lt. Stephen Kent (6 episodes, 1986)

William Schallert ... Gen. Robert E. Lee (6 episodes, 1986)

Forest Whitaker ... Cuffey (6 episodes, 1986)
Lou Felder ... Thaddeus Stevens (6 episodes, 1986)

Beau Billingslea ... 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)

Kurtwood Smith ... Col. Hram Berdan (3 episodes, 1986)
Michael Burgess ... Jim (3 episodes, 1986)

Jeff Williams ... Boz (3 episodes, 1986)

Michael Champion ... Detective Haller (2 episodes, 1986)

Bumper Robinson ... 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)
William Mims ... State Secretary William Seward (2 episodes, 1986)

Series Directed by
Kevin Connor (6 episodes, 1986)
Series Writing credits
Richard Fielder (6 episodes, 1986)
Douglas Heyes (6 episodes, 1986)
John Jakes (6 episodes, 1986)

Series Produced by
Stephanie Austin .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1986)
Robert Papazian .... producer (6 episodes, 1986)
David L. Wolper .... executive producer (6 episodes, 1986)
Mark Wolper .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1986)
Series Original Music by
Bill Conti (6 episodes, 1986)
Series Cinematography by
Jacques R. Marquette (6 episodes, 1986)
Series Film Editing by
Eric Boyd-Perkins (6 episodes, 1986)
John W. Carr (6 episodes, 1986)
Susan Heick (6 episodes, 1986)
David Saxon (6 episodes, 1986)
Eric A. Sears (6 episodes, 1986)
Series Casting by
Ross Brown (6 episodes, 1986)
Mary West (6 episodes, 1986)
Series Production Design by
Joseph R. Jennings (6 episodes, 1986)
Series Set Decoration by
Joe D. Mitchell (6 episodes, 1986)
Series Costume Design by
Robert Fletcher (6 episodes, 1986)
Series Makeup Department
Jack Petty .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1986)
Yolanda Toussieng .... hair stylist (6 episodes, 1986)
Rod Wilson .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1986)
Series Production Management
Hal Galli .... production manager (6 episodes, 1986)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alice Blanchard .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1986)
Joe Dunne .... second unit director (6 episodes, 1986)
Robert Jones .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1986)
Josh McLaglen .... second assistant director (6 episodes, 1986)
Series Art Department
Cal DiValerio .... construction coordinator (6 episodes, 1986)
Bill MacSems .... property master (6 episodes, 1986)
Sandy Veneziano .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 1986)

William Boyd .... construction foreman (unknown episodes, 1986)
Richard M. Cole .... propmaker gangboss (unknown episodes, 1986)
Bruce Di Valerio .... general construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Charles T. Knight .... production sound (6 episodes, 1986)

Ed Callahan .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Russel Hessey .... special effects (6 episodes, 1986)

Clive R. Kay .... special effects contact lenses (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Bret Mixon .... rotoscoping (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Joe Dunne .... stunt coordinator (6 episodes, 1986)
Lloyd Lively .... utility stunts (3 episodes, 1986)

Matthew R. Anderson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Bret Culpepper .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Denney Pierce .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Roger Ragland .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Robert J. Babin .... key grip (6 episodes, 1986)
John Kiser .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1986)
Bill Tenny .... gaffer (6 episodes, 1986)

Missy Boswell .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Vinnie Gerardo .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Michael R. Marquette .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Jeff Wolf .... first assistant camera: "c" camera (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bud Clark .... costume supervisor: men (6 episodes, 1986)
Dodie Shepard .... costume supervisor: women (6 episodes, 1986)
Series Editorial Department
Alec Smight .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 1986)
Kathleen Jo Stude-Elliott .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 1986)
Series Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (6 episodes, 1986)
Stephen A. Hope .... music editor (6 episodes, 1986)
James D. Young .... music editor (6 episodes, 1986)

Julie Giroux .... composer: additional music / orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Vicki Lybrand .... driver: cast (6 episodes, 1986)

Prentis Woods .... driver (unknown episodes, 1986)
Jeff Verdick .... driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Sandy Dvore .... title designer: main titles (6 episodes, 1986)
Ray Herbeck Jr. .... historian / technical advisor (6 episodes, 1986)
Ken Lee .... location auditor (6 episodes, 1986)
Star Price .... location manager (6 episodes, 1986)
Dell Ross .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1986)
Don Shelley .... location auditor (6 episodes, 1986)

Bret Culpepper .... firearms coach / technical advisor (unknown episodes)
Anne E. Hart .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Steve Lillard .... artillery coordinator (unknown episodes)
Roger Ragland .... cavalry coordinator (unknown episodes)
Kevin R. Young .... assistant re-enactor coordinator (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Love and War" - USA (subtitle)
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USA:570 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Continuity: At the battle of Petersburg, when the Union army advances on the Confederate lines, Billy crosses on planks and climbs to the top of the trench. At the top, he grabs the Confederate flag (the Stainless Banner)and waves it around. The scene cuts to a distance, and now he's waving the "Stars and Bars". The scene cuts back and he's waving the "Stainless Banner" again.See more »
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Referenced in The History of North and South (2004) (V)See more »


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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Excellent in every way shape or form., 18 March 2003
Author: flagstar16 from Cleveland, Ohio

Nothing I say here will be new, save for a few words on Lewis Smith I'll get to momentarily. I loved everything about Book I and Book II of the North and South saga. (As far as I'm concerned, Book III doesn't exist.) And although the series strays from the book in many ways, that shouldn't and doesn't matter when speaking of the series as a seperate and totally independent entity. It stands on its own and tells the story it wants to tell regardless of Cooper Main or any other plot lines ommitted. To include every single detail of John Jakes's novels would be utterly pointless and drag down the flow of a story in a medium that demands action and visual stimulation to keep its audience interested. Too much exposition is never good for a movie or a series. I for one, who DID enjoy the books just as much, applaud the directors and screenplay writers for NOT trying to parallel the text word for word.

As everyone has said, the acting in both parts was superb. James Read and Patrick Swayze yes, but also Leslie Anne Down, Wendy Kilbourne-Read (she and James really did get married in real life, isn't that cool?) Parker Stevenson (a drastic improvement from John Stockwell) Phillip Casnoff and David Carridine (whom we all love to hate) Terri Garber and Genie Francis. But I have to say I'm disappointed that more people here have not commented on Lewis Smith's portrayal of Charles Main in both books, who perhaps goes through just as much development of character as Orry, and Smith does it flawlessly. A great actor and a highly overlooked and underrated performance, Lewis Smith is simply awesome as Charles Main.

The story is about passion, love, romance, desire-yes. But more than that, it is about friendship. No other series, movie or tv show has ever displayed such a complex love story, love not only between lovers, but between friends, and no one should ever try. Rating North and South on a scale of 1 to 10, I give it a smashing 95!

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