6.4/10
127
2 user

Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (1994)

A number of slaves risk their lives to escape their masters with their only help coming from the famous secret slave escape network.

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

This film adaptation of James Baldwin's celbrated novel tells the journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Harlem seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Lathan
Stars: Paul Winfield, James Bond III, Olivia Cole
The Piano Lesson (TV Movie 1995)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

1930's Pittsburgh, a brother comes home to claim "my half of the piano", a family heirloom; but his sister is not wanting to part with it. This is a glimpse of the conditions for ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Richards
Stars: Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Carl Gordon
Honeydripper (2007)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner, piano player Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis. Deep in debt to the liquor man, the ... See full summary »

Director: John Sayles
Stars: Danny Glover, LisaGay Hamilton, Yaya DaCosta
Sophie & the Moonhanger (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A woman pits herself against her husband and his Ku Klux Klan member friends when she learns that they are planning an attack against her black maid and her husband.

Director: David Hugh Jones
Stars: David Andrews, Barry Bell, Jason Bernard
Notorious (1946)
Drama | Film-Noir | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Falconer Abraham ...
Walter
Dwight Bacquie ...
Jeb
Janet Bailey ...
Sarah
...
Levi Coffin
...
Ward
James Blendick
Peter Boretski ...
Judge Andrews
...
Auctioneer
James B. Douglas ...
Businessman
Adrian Gittens ...
Matthew Brown
Ron Hartmann ...
Senator
...
Cargo handler
Géza Kovács ...
Bounty hunter
Edit

Storyline

In pre Civil War America, slaves are prepared to risk everything for the chance of freedom from bondage. This films relates the story of a group of slaves who decide to try for it. Fortunately, in addition to the dangers from slave catchers and the elements, our heros also have the Underground Railroad, the clandestine network of caring people, like Harriet Tubman, who face great risks of their own. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 February 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Calatorie spre libertate: Calea ferata subterana  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Better that expected
2 April 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

True, there is a number of clichés in this movie and yet the overall result is moving. Canadians are not particularly well aware of this relatively short part (about 11 years) of their history and this movie does not stray too far from the harsh reality it describes. Perhaps it is the saving grace of clichés: like stereotypes, they tend to have a good foundation in reality. I don't know for sure for the Canadian "Birdwatcher" but for the rest, it does jib well with what I know from reliable sources. So, if you want to present the "Underground Railroad" to someone not already familiar with it, it is a very good, enjoyable, introduction.

One caveat, the sound track does not seem correct with large volume variations adding to the difficulties in understanding strong accents. Also, the lack of closed-caption (or any subtitle) will not help you either. A better language support-sound track would have certainly improved its rating.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
STRETCH ON DEATHS MovieLover67

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?