To distract Orry, whose brooding about Madeline wrecks his West Point performance, George drags him to Alice Peet for laundry and 'intimate' services. After Bent arranges for Fisk to be ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard T. Heffron

Writers:

John Jakes (from the novel by), Douglas Heyes (developed for television by) | 2 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kirstie Alley ... Virgilia Hazard (credit only)
Georg Stanford Brown ... Garrison Grady
David Carradine ... Justin LaMotte
Philip Casnoff ... Elkanah Bent
Lesley-Anne Down ... Madeline Fabray LaMotte
Genie Francis ... Brett Main (credit only)
Terri Garber ... Ashton Main Huntoon (credit only)
Wendy Kilbourne ... Constance Flynn
Jim Metzler ... James Huntoon (credit only)
James Read ... George Hazard
Lewis Smith ... Charles Main
John Stockwell ... Billy Hazard (credit only)
Patrick Swayze ... Orry Main
Johnny Cash ... John Brown (credit only)
Olivia Cole ... Maum Sally
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Storyline

To distract Orry, whose brooding about Madeline wrecks his West Point performance, George drags him to Alice Peet for laundry and 'intimate' services. After Bent arranges for Fisk to be thrown off during a hell ride on his fiery mount Satan, Bent bluffs his way out of a court-martial but the mates arrange for its president, Lieutenant Casimir De Jong, to find his 'love rival' in Alice's bed and bully him out of West Point after a promise of eternal revenge. Two years later the gang graduates. At a welcome party hosted by pa Tillet Maine, Justin scolds Madelin for openly disagreeing with separatism and arranges slave Priam to offend publicly so overseer Salem Jones is allowed to punish his insolence with branding. Orry starts a secret affair with reluctant Madeline. Bent plays his secret trump card, Ohio's US Senator Charles Edwards, being Elkanah's natural father, to get commissioned as infantry captain in president Polk's war to wrest Texas from Mexico, and sends lieutenants Orry and... Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The lieutenant is referred to in dialogue as 'Casimir de Jong', but listed on the credits as 'Lt. Pearson'. See more »

Quotes

Madeline Fabray LaMotte: [slaves are being punished] It's my fault!
Maum Sally: It's nobody's fault. It's just the way things are.
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