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

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 Garrison Grady 6 episodes, 1985
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 Elkanah Bent / ... 6 episodes, 1985
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 Brett Main / ... 6 episodes, 1985
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 Ashton Main Huntoon / ... 6 episodes, 1985
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 Constance Flynn Hazard / ... 6 episodes, 1985
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 James Huntoon 6 episodes, 1985
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 John Brown 6 episodes, 1985
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 Maum Sally 6 episodes, 1985
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 Burdetta Halloran 6 episodes, 1985
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 Frederick Douglass 6 episodes, 1985
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 Abraham Lincoln 6 episodes, 1985
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 Sen. Charles Edwards 6 episodes, 1985
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 Patrick Flynn 6 episodes, 1985
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 Clarissa Main 6 episodes, 1985
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 Congressman Sam Greene 6 episodes, 1985
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 Maude Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
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 Madam Conti 6 episodes, 1985
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 William Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
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 Nicholas Fabray 6 episodes, 1985
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 Stanley Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
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 Isabel Truscott Hazard 6 episodes, 1985
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 Tillet Main 6 episodes, 1985
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 Corporal Owens 6 episodes, 1985
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 Semiramis 4 episodes, 1985
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 Forbes LaMotte 4 episodes, 1985
Tony Frank ...
 Salem Jones 3 episodes, 1985
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 Benny Haven 2 episodes, 1985
Nikki Creswell ...
 Young Brett Main 2 episodes, 1985
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 George McClellan 2 episodes, 1985
Temi Epstein ...
 Young Ashton Main 2 episodes, 1985
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 Tom 'Stonewall' Jackson 2 episodes, 1985
Arthur Gilliard ...
 Nathaniel 2 episodes, 1985
Cody W. Hampton ...
 George Pickett 2 episodes, 1985
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 Smith Dawkins 2 episodes, 1985
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 Cadet Ned Fisk 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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When the historic structures were correct, but the furnishings were not, or priceless antiques were so fragile they could not be used, the company brought in their own pieces, such as the bronze and marble statuary valued at more than two hundred thousand dollars that decorated the house used for the New Orleans bordello. See more »

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When Orry breaks up Charles's fight at the tavern, Orry's waking cane bends when he hits one of the fighters on the back. See more »

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North and South
3 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

The 1985 miniseries 'North and South' is a great depiction of the events leading up to the Civil War. 2 young men, Orry Main from South Carolina and George Hazard from Pennsylvania, meet at West Point and quickly become friends.

Each member of the Main and Hazard Families represent an actual viewpoint that was held during the turbulent political climate of antebellum America, such as the abolitionist Northerner, The Southern sympathizing Northerner, The sadistic Southern slave owner, The Southern Loyalist, just to list a few.

There are many differences between the miniseries and the 3 volume books by John Jakes (North and South, Love and War, and Heaven and Hell). Unlike their literary counterparts, the actors and actresses who portray these historic figures are all very good looking and bigger than life on screen. The dresses worn by the women are impeccable.

I highly recommend the "North and South" miniseries.


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