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Freedom Road (1979)

Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white ... See full summary »

Director:

Ján Kadár

Writers:

Howard Fast (novel), David Zelag Goodman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Muhammad Ali ... Gideon Jackson
Kris Kristofferson ... Abner Lait
Ron O'Neal ... Francis Cardoza
Edward Herrmann ... Stephen Holms
John McLiam ... President Ulysses S. Grant
Ossie Davis ... Narrator
Barbarao ... Rachel Jackson (as Barbara-O Jones)
Sonny Jim Gaines Sonny Jim Gaines ... Brother Peter
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... James Allenby
Jean Foster Jean Foster ... Ellen Allenby
Grace Zabriskie ... Ruth Lait
Bill Mackey Bill Mackey ... Trooper
Earl D.A. Smith Earl D.A. Smith ... Hannibal
Alfre Woodard ... Katie
Fred Covington Fred Covington ... Sheriff Bentley
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Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white sharecroppers to keep the land they tended all their lives. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caminho da Liberdade See more »

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Runtime:

| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Final project by director Ján Kadár, who died four months before the movie's television premiere on NBC. See more »

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