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Palmerstown, U.S.A. 

In Depression-era South, Booker T. Freeman and David Hall become best friends, despite different racial backgrounds. Booker's dad Luther is the local blacksmith, W.D. Hall the grocer, with the families becoming close, due to the boys.

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Alex Haley
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2   1  
1981   1980  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jonelle Allen ...  Bessie Freeman 17 episodes, 1980-1981
Beeson Carroll Beeson Carroll ...  W.D. Hall / ... 17 episodes, 1980-1981
Bill Duke ...  Luther Freeman 17 episodes, 1980-1981
Janice St. John Janice St. John ...  Coralee Hall 17 episodes, 1980-1981
Michael J. Fox ...  Willy-Joe Hall 17 episodes, 1980-1981
Star-Shemah Bobatoon Star-Shemah Bobatoon ...  Diana Freeman 17 episodes, 1980-1981
Jermain H. Johnson Jermain H. Johnson ...  Booker T. Freeman 17 episodes, 1980-1981
Brian G. Wilson Brian G. Wilson ...  David Hall 17 episodes, 1980-1981
Kenneth White Kenneth White ...  Sheriff 10 episodes, 1980-1981
Iris Korn Iris Korn ...  Widder Brown / ... 7 episodes, 1980-1981
Wally Taylor Wally Taylor ...  Jacob 7 episodes, 1980
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In Depression-era South, Booker T. Freeman and David Hall become best friends, despite different racial backgrounds. Booker's dad Luther is the local blacksmith, W.D. Hall the grocer, with the families becoming close, due to the boys.

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Palmerstown See more »

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Production Co:

Haley/T.A.T See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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One of Michael J. Fox's first appearances on American television. See more »

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A heart-warming story about inter-racial friendship in America.
11 November 2001 | by keeleys67See all my reviews

This series came out post-"Roots" and only lasted for barely one year. Two young boys, one black and one white would defy their small town's racist attitude to become the best of friends. Similar to a show called BOON, this series examined the civil rights era in America and all the progresses and setbacks that existed.

Mike Fox (MJ Fox) was cast as Willy the grocery boy shortly after he arrived in LA. He had finished "Leo and Me" for the CBC and was heading to Hollywood where fate would play a huge role in getting him Family Ties. His role in Palmerston,although limited, was enough to get him noticed.


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