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North & South: Book 2, Love & War 

North and South, Book II (original title)
The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War.


Douglas Heyes




Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Kirstie Alley ...  Virgilia Hazard 6 episodes, 1986
David Carradine ...  Justin LaMotte 6 episodes, 1986
Philip Casnoff ...  Elkanah Bent 6 episodes, 1986
Mary Crosby ...  Isabel Hazard 6 episodes, 1986
Lesley-Anne Down ...  Madeline LaMotte Main / ... 6 episodes, 1986
Jonathan Frakes ...  Stanley Hazard 6 episodes, 1986
Genie Francis ...  Brett Main Hazard 6 episodes, 1986
Terri Garber ...  Ashton Main Huntoon 6 episodes, 1986
Wendy Kilbourne ...  Constance Flynn Hazard 6 episodes, 1986
Kate McNeil ...  Augusta Barclay 6 episodes, 1986
Jim Metzler ...  James Huntoon 6 episodes, 1986
James Read ...  George Hazard 6 episodes, 1986
Lewis Smith ...  Charles Main 6 episodes, 1986
Parker Stevenson ...  Billy Hazard 6 episodes, 1986
Patrick Swayze ...  Orry Main 6 episodes, 1986
Lloyd Bridges ...  Jefferson Davis 6 episodes, 1986
Olivia de Havilland ...  Mrs. Neal 6 episodes, 1986
Linda Evans ...  Rose Sinclair 6 episodes, 1986
Morgan Fairchild ...  Burdetta Halloran 6 episodes, 1986
Hal Holbrook ...  Abraham Lincoln 6 episodes, 1986
Lee Horsley ...  Rafe Beaudeen 6 episodes, 1986
Nancy Marchand ...  Dorothea Dix 6 episodes, 1986
Wayne Newton ...  Capt. Thomas Turner 6 episodes, 1986
Jean Simmons ...  Clarissa Main 6 episodes, 1986
James Stewart ...  Miles Colbert 6 episodes, 1986
David Ogden Stiers ...  Congressman Sam Greene 6 episodes, 1986
Inga Swenson ...  Maude Hazard 6 episodes, 1986
Anthony Zerbe ...  Gen. Ulysses S. Grant 6 episodes, 1986
Bonnie Bartlett ...  General's Wife 6 episodes, 1986
Michael Dudikoff ...  Lt. Rudy Bodford 6 episodes, 1986
Burton Gilliam ...  Cpl. Strock 6 episodes, 1986
Erica Gimpel ...  Semiramis 6 episodes, 1986
Clu Gulager ...  Gen. Philip Henry Sheridan 6 episodes, 1986
Whip Hubley ...  Lt. Stephen Kent 6 episodes, 1986
William Schallert ...  Gen. Robert E. Lee 6 episodes, 1986
Forest Whitaker ...  Cuffey 6 episodes, 1986
Lou Felder Lou Felder ...  Thaddeus Stevens 6 episodes, 1986
Beau Billingslea ...  Ezra 5 episodes, 1986
John Nixon John Nixon ...  Washington 5 episodes, 1986
James Houghton ...  Lt. Ambrose Pell 4 episodes, 1986
Russell Rarick Russell Rarick ...  Tom 4 episodes, 1986
Tony Frank ...  Salem Jones 3 episodes, 1986
Kurtwood Smith ...  Col. Hram Berdan 3 episodes, 1986
Michael Burgess ...  Jim 3 episodes, 1986
Jeff Williams ...  Boz 3 episodes, 1986
Michael Champion ...  Detective Haller 2 episodes, 1986
Bumper Robinson ...  Michael 2 episodes, 1986
Jack Thibeau ...  Mr. Morgan 2 episodes, 1986
Lloyd Alan Lloyd Alan ...  Lt. Roberts 2 episodes, 1986
Lee Anthony Lee Anthony ...  General Scott 2 episodes, 1986
Dixie K. Wade Dixie K. Wade ...  Mrs. Shoup 2 episodes, 1986


The continuing saga of the Hazards and the Mains. The Hazards are from the north and the Mains from the south. George Hazard (James Read) and Orry Main (Patrick Swayze) met at West Point and fought in the Mexican-American war together becoming fast friends. Now they find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War and struggle to maintain their friendship through these troubled times. Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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Drama | History | Romance | War


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James Read (George Hazard) and Wendy Kilbourne (Constance Hazard); and Jonathan Frakes (Stanley Hazard) and Genie Francis (Brett Main Hazard) are married couples in real-life. See more »


It is commonly regarded as a mistake that Ashton's wedding photo contains color when color photography was not available at the time. While it is true that the type of photography at the time produced only black and white images, it was possible and even common practice to add color to photographs by tinting them by hand. See more »


Referenced in The History of North and South (2004) See more »

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The saga continues--in good form...
28 October 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

NORTH AND SOUTH, BOOK II has to be one of the best TV mini-series ever made about the Civil War. Everything about it is epic, including the battle scenes and the scope of the story which uses the Civil War background in an interesting way. Many real-life personalities are woven into the story of love and friendship during the war--including HAL HOLBROOK, impressive as Abraham Lincoln, and LLOYD BRIDGES as Jefferson Davis.

Once again, the fortunes of the Hazzarads and the Mains is told in interesting vignettes that take shape as the story progresses through the start of the war until the end. Along the way, you'll recognize a lot of famous names, including KIRSTIE ALLEY, in one of her unlikeliest dramatic roles, OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, David CARRADINE, LESLEY-ANNE DOWN, PARKER STEVENSON, PATRICK SWAYZE, LEE HORSLEY, JEAN SIMMONS and JAMES STEWART. Olivia de Havilland has told an amusing anecdote of how she only accepted the role of Mrs. Neal, the head nurse, when told that she tended to the wounded of both North and South--since the South had already only known her as Melanie, the flower of southern womanhood in GWTW.

Photographed in color, it's exceptionally well filmed with sets and costumes that are above reproach. Aside from the romantic angle, it presents an accurate picture of the Civil War era and is a sort of history lesson as well as a compelling drama.

Well worth viewing and every bit as impressive as Book I.

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4 May 1986 (USA) See more »

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