Captive Heart: The James Mink Story (1996)

TV Movie  |  Unrated  |   |  Drama  |  14 April 1996 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Mink
Elizabeth Mink
William Johnson
Winston Rekert ...
Sherman Clay
Mary Mink
Rev. Eli Brennemen
Brenda Bazinet ...
Catherine Clay
Victor Ertmanis
Jackie Richardson
Colin Fox ...
Lord Elgin
Kevin Duchaney ...


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 <>

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14 April 1996 (USA)  »

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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.
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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The world should see this movie
30 November 2005 | by (Bahamas) – See all my reviews

Talk about an attention grabber! It touches your every sense, first making you angry - near tears, then it leaves the viewer feeling, well, victorious at the end. The writer and producers deserve an applause for a job well done. This movie kept my entire family (parents and kids) in silence from beginning to end so it's a great one for family night. And when it did end, we were all longing for more. Lou G. brings life and truth to James Mink. He should be proud. Every actor was exceptional and deserves an award. I can only pray this movie is produced on DVD soon so I can proudly add to my collection. I rated this movie '9' only because I wish it was longer.

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