Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.

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Series cast summary:
...  Virgilia Hazard / ... 6 episodes, 1985
...  Garrison Grady 6 episodes, 1985
...  Justin LaMotte 6 episodes, 1985
...  Elkanah Bent / ... 6 episodes, 1985
...  Madeline Fabray LaMotte 6 episodes, 1985
...  Brett Main / ... 6 episodes, 1985
...  Ashton Main Huntoon / ... 6 episodes, 1985
...  Constance Flynn Hazard / ... 6 episodes, 1985
...  James Huntoon 6 episodes, 1985
...  George Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
...  Charles Main 6 episodes, 1985
...  Billy Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
...  Orry Main 6 episodes, 1985
...  John Brown 6 episodes, 1985
...  Maum Sally 6 episodes, 1985
...  Burdetta Halloran 6 episodes, 1985
...  Frederick Douglass 6 episodes, 1985
...  Abraham Lincoln 6 episodes, 1985
...  Sen. Charles Edwards 6 episodes, 1985
...  Patrick Flynn 6 episodes, 1985
...  Clarissa Main 6 episodes, 1985
...  Congressman Sam Greene 6 episodes, 1985
...  Maude Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
...  Madam Conti 6 episodes, 1985
...  William Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
...  Nicholas Fabray 6 episodes, 1985
...  Stanley Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
Wendy Fulton ...  Isabel Truscott Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
...  Priam 6 episodes, 1985
...  Tillet Main 6 episodes, 1985
...  Cuffey 6 episodes, 1985
...  Corporal Owens 6 episodes, 1985
...  Semiramis 4 episodes, 1985
...  Forbes LaMotte 4 episodes, 1985
Tony Frank ...  Salem Jones 3 episodes, 1985
...  Slave 3 episodes, 1985
...  Benny Haven 2 episodes, 1985
Nikki Creswell ...  Young Brett Main 2 episodes, 1985
...  George McClellan 2 episodes, 1985
Temi Epstein ...  Young Ashton Main 2 episodes, 1985
...  Tom 'Stonewall' Jackson 2 episodes, 1985
Arthur Gilliard ...  Nathaniel 2 episodes, 1985
Cody W. Hampton ...  George Pickett 2 episodes, 1985
...  Smith Dawkins 2 episodes, 1985
...  Cadet Ned Fisk 2 episodes, 1985
Robert Vaucresson ...  Jed 2 episodes, 1985
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1842, a special summer day at the huge plantation of Mont Royal. A South Carolinian young man, Orry Maine, leaves his rich home for West Point Academy. On his way northwards, in very strange circumstances, he meets two people who will play a decisive role in his life: beautiful lady Madeleine Fabray whom Orry helps and with whom he falls in love and a "Yankee", George Hazard, by whom Orry is helped, and who is also on his way to West Point Academy. From that time, Orry and George are best friends and help each other at every moment, they fight for the U.S. in the Mexican War at Churubusco, where George saves Orry's life. A few years later, the friendship of Orry and George spread to the friendship of their families, the Maines from South Carolina and the Hazards from Pennsylvania. Yet, the love of Orry's life, Madeleine gets married to Justin LaMotte, a rich cruel owner of nearby plantation in South Carolina. Their love cannot be fulfilled and they only meet in secret. Years pass by ... Written by Marcin Kukuczka

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3 November 1985 (USA)  »

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North and South Book I  »

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Filming of the miniseries resulted in four marriages among the cast and crew. Read and Kilbourne, who played opposite each other, married in 1988 and now have two children. Frakes and Francis, who had previously played opposite each other on the failed NBC soap Bare Essence, also married in 1988. Lesley-Anne Down married assistant cameraman Don E. FauntLeRoy in 1986. They met during filming of Book I when both were married to other people, and eventually obtained divorces. Garber married screenwriter Chris Hager, whom she met in 1985 when he worked as a grip on the set of North and South: Book II. They had a daughter, Molly, in 1986, and later divorced. See more »

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When Constance and George talk about going to see Orry after she shows George the runaway slave and says she wants to be a part of the underground railroad, she and George are standing in their bedroom.She has white bikini panties under her nightgown. During that time period she would've worn pantaloons or nothing at all underneath. See more »

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One of the Best! I recommend this story to anyone.
2 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

One of the best! As being a fan of the civil war, I was very pleased with the first installment of the North and South trilogy. Patrick Swayze gives and extraordinary performance, as well as James Reed and Leslie Ann Down. In watching this fabulous story unfold into a time never forgotten, the subjects of love, passion, grief, shame, harmony, and cruelty come to life. I was first introduced to this series when I was in the eighth grade. Being a young boy, you would think that I wouldn't have been interested in this civil war soap. To be honest, this story stole the hearts of every one in my class, and this is just the first book. I bought the novel and studied the likes and differences and it was awesome. I am 17 now and still enjoy the story, characters, subject, and remember the times of the civil war. As a movie director of the future, I will always enjoy North and South: Book One.


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