Forrest Bedford is a Southern lawyer in the late 1950s, generally content with his privileged life. But the winds of change are blowing, and he becomes increasingly involved with civil ... See full summary »
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 31 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »
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 Forrest Bedford (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Lilly Harper (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Nathaniel 'Nathan' Bedford (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Francie Bedford (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 John Morgan Bedford (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Christina LeKatzis (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
Peter Simmons ...
 Paul Slocum (38 episodes, 1991-1993)
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 Adlaine Harper (19 episodes, 1991-1993)
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Forrest Bedford is a Southern lawyer in the late 1950s, generally content with his privileged life. But the winds of change are blowing, and he becomes increasingly involved with civil rights cases. Mean- while, Lilly Harper, who cares for his children, is on her own journey of political and personal awareness. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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7 October 1991 (USA)  »

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The state in which the series takes place is never identified by name, nor through any identifying characteristics. Characters refer to counties rather than parishes, thus eliminating Louisiana. Characters also speak of Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and Mississippi, thus presumably eliminating them. We later learn that Forrest works in the Fifth District. If this refers to the Fifth Circuit of Courts, then the setting is most likely Georgia, as every other state in that district has been referred to. See more »

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[Francie and John Morgan are fighting in the back seat]
D.A. Forrest Bedford: If I have to stop this car somebody's going to regret it!
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Wonderful in my Opinion
14 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I totally disagree with the presenting opinion on the front page. I also have a passion against those that must compare one product to another when determining one's quality instead of seeing one project for itself. IFW was not a strict biography! The story line is not the most palatable for the American public because it shoves the ugliness of our history in our face! Thus, if it took just the slightest edge off reality in order to have more people watch, it must be done. Obviously, not enough was smoothed since audiences were still not willing to embrace such ugly history shown in such a wonderful show. I found it riveting when it began in 1991 as a 29 year old white man from SC.The weaving plot lines and willingness to utilize the small, quiet, and innovative "less is more" scenes were wonderful. I raise this show up as what could have been some of the most important television of the last 20 years....only if people would have pushed themselves past their inhibitions and watched it! Waterston and Taylor were magnificent! A 10!


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