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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.


Douglas Heyes
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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


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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Release Date:

4 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love and War See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kirstie Alley ,who played "Virgilia Hazard/Grady", got a chance to act with her then new husband Parker Stevenson ,who took over the role of her brother "Billy Hazard" in this miniseries. (In Book One, John Stockwell was "Billy"). See more »


At various points throughout the series, people keep referring to the President's residence as The White House. During the time of President Lincoln, it was called The Executive Mansion, and the term "White House" only became official during the administration of Theodore Roosevelt. However, the building was unofficially called "The White House" as early as 1811. See more »


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one of the best movies of all time
30 September 2005 | by uenna-1See all my reviews

I watched North and South several years ago and fell in Love with this awesome tale of love and friendship that endured all. It was a very inspiring tale of friendship and a hallmark for the meaning of true humanity. The actors and actresses were brilliant. I think James Read and Patrick Swayze along with the rest of the cast gave magic and life to a fantastic story by a master story teller -John Jakes. At the time in the late eighties when I watched it for the first time, I knew nothing of a book 3. You can imagine my excitement when I heard of the book 3. I finally acquired the complete set(Bk's 1, 2, 3) on video and waited with bated breath to view the continuation of book 2 in bk 3, but alas, was I disappointed. Recently I acquired the DVD collection of Books 1 & 2, and relived the joy and excitement of one of the best TV mini series / movie of all time with my family. Needless to say that my family love this movies as much as I do. Having also read the books, I think I preferred the script writers version of Book 2,to the account in the book. I wished the script writers had done better on the book 3. I agree with all other reviews of book 3, it was a big let down. For me and my family, we decided that book 3 does not exist. So I recommend this movie very strongly to all who love good movies, good soaps and good factual / historical movies. The movies ignited my interest in the American civil war and having done some reading and research on that, I can tell you that the movie is historically factual and accurate. Well done John Jakes and thank you for such a wonderful story. It has everything and the music is the best part. Enjoy this movie and remember that pure friendship is anchored in true love. If we all strive for that then there will be no need for war.

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