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North and South, Book II 

The story of two friends and their families on opposite sides of the American Civil War.

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

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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 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 Tony Frank ...  Salem Jones 3 episodes, 1986
Kurtwood Smith ...  Col. Hram Berdan 3 episodes, 1986
Michael Burgess 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 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
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Storyline

The continuing saga of the Hazards and the Mains. The Hazards are from the North and the Mains from the South. George Hazard and Orry Main 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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Official Sites:

Hallmark Channel

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and War See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Union officer next to George Hazard, at the final battle and the surrender ceremony, wearing the distinctive uniform with a red neckerchief, is Major General George Armstrong Custer, later to become infamous for his death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn eleven years later in 1876. See more »

Goofs

Billy Hazard is shown as a member of the 1st U.S. Sharpshooters, a.k.a., Berdan's Sharpshooters, throughout the war. However, Hiram Berdan was extremely strict about forming his regiments and companies by state. As a Pennsylvanian, Billy would have been assigned to Company C, 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters, the only unit in either regiment that accepted Pennsylvanians. See more »

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

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Excellent in every way shape or form.
18 March 2003 | by flagstar16See all my reviews

Nothing I say here will be new, save for a few words on Lewis Smith I'll get to momentarily. I loved everything about Book I and Book II of the North and South saga. (As far as I'm concerned, Book III doesn't exist.) And although the series strays from the book in many ways, that shouldn't and doesn't matter when speaking of the series as a seperate and totally independent entity. It stands on its own and tells the story it wants to tell regardless of Cooper Main or any other plot lines ommitted. To include every single detail of John Jakes's novels would be utterly pointless and drag down the flow of a story in a medium that demands action and visual stimulation to keep its audience interested. Too much exposition is never good for a movie or a series. I for one, who DID enjoy the books just as much, applaud the directors and screenplay writers for NOT trying to parallel the text word for word.

As everyone has said, the acting in both parts was superb. James Read and Patrick Swayze yes, but also Leslie Anne Down, Wendy Kilbourne-Read (she and James really did get married in real life, isn't that cool?) Parker Stevenson (a drastic improvement from John Stockwell) Phillip Casnoff and David Carridine (whom we all love to hate) Terri Garber and Genie Francis. But I have to say I'm disappointed that more people here have not commented on Lewis Smith's portrayal of Charles Main in both books, who perhaps goes through just as much development of character as Orry, and Smith does it flawlessly. A great actor and a highly overlooked and underrated performance, Lewis Smith is simply awesome as Charles Main.

The story is about passion, love, romance, desire-yes. But more than that, it is about friendship. No other series, movie or tv show has ever displayed such a complex love story, love not only between lovers, but between friends, and no one should ever try. Rating North and South on a scale of 1 to 10, I give it a smashing 95!


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