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Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)

Unrated | | Drama | TV Movie 14 April 1996
James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American ... See full summary »

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James Mink
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Elizabeth Mink
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Indigo
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William Johnson
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Elroy
Winston Rekert ...
Sherman Clay
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Mary Mink
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Rev. Eli Brennemen
Brenda Bazinet ...
Catherine Clay
Victor Ertmanis
Jackie Richardson
Colin Fox ...
Lord Elgin
Kevin Duchaney ...
Ephraim
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James Mink is a black man in Canada who has built a very successful livery business, and enjoys a white wife and a beautiful daughter, Mary. An excellent match is arranged with an American businessman, but when he takes his new wife Mary across the border his true character emerges - he sells her into slavery. James and Elizabeth must go to Virginia to rescue their daughter. Written by Bruce Cameron <dumarest@midcoast.com>

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James Mink: We have been to the Queen's militia, Lord Elgin, and to the American embassy and no one's been able to do a thing about it. Now then, I'm desperate. We need your help.
Lord Elgin: Well of course. I'll file letters of protest with President Fillmore and the Governor of Virginia.
[sighs]
Lord Elgin: But apart from that, there's little I can do.
James Mink: Are you saying that there's nothing you can do to get the Americans to co-operate?
Lord Elgin: Mr. Mink, please try to understand. Our relations with the States is - strained at best. Now, ...
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Disturbingly FAR from accurate. James Mink was no hero/victim.
20 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

James Mink NEVER attempted to rescue his daughter from slavery! He would not/did not risk HIS freedom or safety! He was a despicable man and a coward! If you have read the true account of James Mink- this TV movie will be offensive to you. If you DON'T know the true story, it will be a delightful fairy tale. The true story is that James Mink was a very successful black man in Canada- who(like many successful black men) developed an odd attitude toward other blacks. Mr.Mink saw success and prosperity as WHITE. Mink married a white woman and decided that his mixed-black daughter would ONLY MARRY A WHITE MAN!!! Mr. Mink was SO socially and racially "ambitious" in this area that he put adverts in newspapers offering his beautiful, UPPER CLASS, mixed-black daughter to WHITE MEN ONLY! THIS PART IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!- Mr.Mink gave his daughter to a white man he didn't know and when his daughter was sold into slavery....MR. MINK NEVER WENT TO RESCUE HER!!THIS PART IS Completely MADE UP! As a black woman, I am all for black history and positive black images, but this "retelling" was too much of a lie and made a black man- who was a sad intra-racist- into a hero! PLEASE READ OR GOOGLE THE REAL HISTORY OF JAMES MINK!


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