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North and South, Book I ()

North and South (original title)
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Season: 1 Year: 1985

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

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  • Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations.
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  Virgilia Hazard / ... (6 episodes, 1985)
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  Garrison Grady (6 episodes, 1985)
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  Justin LaMotte (6 episodes, 1985)
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  Elkanah Bent / ... (6 episodes, 1985)
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  Madeline Fabray LaMotte (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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  George Hazard (6 episodes, 1985)
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  Charles Main (6 episodes, 1985)
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  Billy Hazard (6 episodes, 1985)
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  Orry Main (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)
Wendy Fulton ...
  Isabel Truscott Hazard (6 episodes, 1985)
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  Priam (6 episodes, 1985)
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  Tillet Main (6 episodes, 1985)
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  Cuffey (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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  Slave (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 Wilson 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)
Robert Vaucresson ...
  Jed (2 episodes, 1985)
Patricia Allison ...
  2nd Abolitionist (1 episode, 1985)
William Arvay ...
  Whitney Smith (1 episode, 1985)
David Beauford ...
  Clarence (1 episode, 1985)
William Bender ...
  Priest (1 episode, 1985)

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Plot Summary

1842, a special summer day at the huge plantation of Mont Royal. A South Carolinian young man, Orry Main (Patrick Swayze), 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 Madeline Fabray (Leslie-Anne Down), who Orry helps and with whom he falls in love, and a "Yankee", George Hazard (James Read), 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 Mains from South Carolina and the Hazards from Pennsylvania. Yet, the love of Orry's life, Madeline gets married to Justin LaMotte (David Carradine), the rich cruel owner of a nearby plantation in South Carolina. Their love cannot be fulfilled, and they only meet in secret. Years pass by and the relations between north and south are not that calm as in the past. Northern abolitionists demand the end of slavery while the south demands secession and separation from the "damn Yankees". Although George and Orry badly want peace between north and south, there is no escape from the inescapable fate. April 12, 1861, and the attack on the northern fortress Fort Sumter done by the southerners means the beginning of war. These who fought together at Churubusco will have to fight against each other. Friends will have to become enemies. Will war be stronger than peace of mind? May the storm and noise of canons, rifles and bullets destroy honor, respect, and true friendship? Written by Marcin Kukuczka

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Also Known As
  • North and South Book I (United States)
  • North and South, Book I (United States)
  • Nord et sud (France)
  • Fackeln im Sturm (Germany)
  • Norte y Sur (Spain)
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  • 561 min
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Trivia To prepare for the role of George Hazard, James Read spent several weeks at Patrick Swayze's horse ranch, where Swayze taught Read how to ride. See more »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Secrets of Dick Smith (1991). See more »

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