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Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (1994)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | TV Movie 19 February 1994
A number of slaves risk their lives to escape their masters with their only help coming from the famous secret slave escape network.

Director:

Don McBrearty
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Cast

Credited cast:
Falconer Abraham Falconer Abraham ... Walter
Dwight Bacquie Dwight Bacquie ... Jeb
Janet Bailey ... Sarah
Nigel Bennett ... Levi Coffin
Tyrone Benskin ... Ward
James Blendick James Blendick
Peter Boretski ... Judge Andrews
Tom Butler
Len Doncheff ... Auctioneer
James B. Douglas James B. Douglas ... Businessman
Adrian Gittens Adrian Gittens ... Matthew Brown
Ron Hartmann Ron Hartmann ... Senator
Susan Hogan
James Kidnie ... Cargo handler
Géza Kovács Géza Kovács ... Bounty hunter

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Storyline

In pre Civil War America, slaves are prepared to risk everything for the chance of freedom from bondage. This films relates the story of a group of slaves who decide to try for it. Fortunately, in addition to the dangers from slave catchers and the elements, our heros also have the Underground Railroad, the clandestine network of caring people, like Harriet Tubman, who face great risks of their own. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This film is partly based off of Barbara Smucker's book Underground to Canada. See more »

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I LIKED IT
22 March 2003 | by firstdoeySee all my reviews

I think perhaps one of the reasons I liked this movie is that part of it was filmed on my Father's farm in southern Ontario.My great-great Grandmother was a Creole living in Ontario and I feel this movie showed the plight of runaway slaves quite well.The casting was rather good--who expected Juleesa could act like an uneducated slave?I'm not one of those people who picks a movie apart so I really found it entertaining.


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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calatorie spre libertate: Calea ferata subterana See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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