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Writers (WGA):
Bryon White (story)
Bryon White (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
14 April 1996 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Louis Gossett Jr. ... James Mink

Kate Nelligan ... Elizabeth Mink

Ruby Dee ... Indigo

Peter Outerbridge ... William Johnson

Michael Jai White ... Elroy
Winston Rekert ... Sherman Clay

Rachael Crawford ... Mary Mink

Eric Peterson ... Rev. Eli Brennemen
Brenda Bazinet ... Catherine Clay

Bernard Behrens

Wayne Robson
Victor Ertmanis
Jackie Richardson
Colin Fox ... Lord Elgin
Kevin Duchaney ... Ephraim

Michael Copeman ... PointPleasant marshal

John Friesen ... Ticket master

William MacDonald ... Hagerstown Marshall (as William McDonald)
Michael Fawkes ... Postal courier

Don Francks ... Risser
J. Winston Carroll ... Stage driver

Aron Tager ... Conductor
Peter Van Wart ... Newspaper clerk
Gerry Quigley ... Patroller

Peter Messaline ... Slave auctioneer

Barbara Eve Harris ... Biddy Shad
Damon Redfern ... Partner
Jack Jessop ... River pilot
Gary Mallon ... Virginia farmer

Shawn Lawrence ... Horse auctioneer
Dick Callahan ... Bidder
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brent Donnelly ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruce Pittman 
Writing credits
Bryon White (story)

Bryon White (teleplay) and
Brian Bird (teleplay) &
John Wierick (teleplay)

Produced by
Wendy Grean .... producer
Meyer Hoffer .... associate producer
Dorothea G. Petrie .... executive producer
Michael Spivak .... executive producer
Bryon White .... co-producer
Original Music by
Neil Smolar 
Cinematography by
Michael Storey 
Film Editing by
Michael Todd 
Casting by
Clare Walker 
Production Design by
William Beeton 
Art Direction by
David B. Ferguson 
Set Decoration by
Jeff Fruitman 
Costume Design by
Csilla Márki 
Makeup Department
Veronica Ciandre .... hair stylist
Gigi Coker .... makeup artist: Mr. Gossett
Debi Drennan .... makeup artist
Traci Loader .... makeup artist
Production Management
Richard J. Anobile .... post-production supervisor
Tony Thatcher .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ross Clyde .... first assistant director
Trevor Fischer .... third assistant director
Joanne Tickle .... second assistant director
Art Department
Robert L. Blair .... property master
Dwight Doerksen .... construction coordinator
Brent Kelly .... lead dresser
Bob Sher .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Wayne Griffin .... supervising sound editor
Ao Loo .... sound recordist
Dale Sheldrake .... dialogue editor
Lou Solakofski .... re-recording mixer
Orest Sushko .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects supervisor
Roy T. Anderson .... stunts
Tom Bishop Jr. .... whip trainer
Billy Oliver .... stunt double
Rick Parker .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
William Engel .... grip
Gail Harvey .... still photographer
Graeme Mears .... director of photography: second unit
Leonard Mitalas .... camera trainee
Chris Schillinger .... grip
Norman Smith .... key grip
Glenn Warner .... first assistant camera
Scott Wenge .... best boy
Mark Woodley .... gaffer
Casting Department
Ivan Sutton .... extras casting
Editorial Department
Drew Solodzuk .... assistant editor
Michael Thibodeau .... colorist
Location Management
Eric T. Snyder .... location manager
Music Department
Christopher Dedrick .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Elsa Scruton .... transportation coordinator
Robert Whelan Jr. .... driver
Other crew
Tom Bishop Jr. .... horse wrangler: stunts
Maggie Craig .... script supervisor
Wayne Godfrey .... on-set supervisor
Louis Gossett Jr. .... executive consultant
Alexandra MacKenzie .... production coordinator
Rick Parker .... wrangler
Lee-Anne Pearce .... assistant to executive producer and director

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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
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James Mink:So, Reverend, how far is this Clay plantation?
Rev. Eli Brennemen:A good hour's ride from here.
James Mink:Good. We can get there by nightfall.
Rev. Eli Brennemen:Mr. Mink, I caution you about being too hasty. Getting a slave off a plantation is very dangerous. Before we do anything, we're going to need a plan.
James Mink:Mary is not a slave, sir. And I already have a plan. We'll slip in there by nightfall, and we'll get Mary out.
Rev. Eli Brennemen:You might manage that. You might even get her all the way back to town. But how do you plan to get out of Virginia with every marshal and slave catcher from here to the border looking for a fair-skinned runaway, a colored man and a white woman? Mr. Mink, if you're caught, *you* could be sold as a slave, and Elizabeth could be jailed. And you don't want to know what will happen to Mary if they have to send her back to the Clay plantation.
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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
The world should see this movie, 30 November 2005

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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