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With Abe Lincoln's election as President, secessionist feelings are running high. George Hazard pays a surprise visit to Orry at Mont Royal to apologize for what his fanatical sister said ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard T. Heffron

Writers:

John Jakes (from the novel by), Douglas Heyes (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

With Abe Lincoln's election as President, secessionist feelings are running high. George Hazard pays a surprise visit to Orry at Mont Royal to apologize for what his fanatical sister said on his last visit. They resolve their differences and Orry finally gives his permission for Brett to marry Billy Hazard. Ashton is still out for revenge against Billy and arranges for him to be attacked on the street by thugs, though it turns out they're not very successful. She then turns to Forbes Lamotte to get the deed done. Billy and Brett's wedding seems to be just the right day to get the job done. Madeline overhears the plot and rushes to tell Orry who tells her she will stay at Mont Royal and never return to Justin. Elkanah Bent plots to run any blockade the North may try to impose on Southern ports. Orry travels to Pennsylvania to repay George his investment in the cotton mill and realizes the full extent of the hatred that now exists. On April 12, 1861, Confederate forces attack Fort ... Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Co-stars John Stockwell (Billy Hazard) and William Ostrander (Forbes LaMotte) had played adversaries before in 1983 in John Carpenter's "Christine". Stockwell was 'Dennis Guilder' who protected Keith Gordon (Arnie Cunningham) from Ostrander who was 'Buddy Repperton', a bad & mean Vinnie Barbarino-type thug bully. See more »

Goofs

When Charles Main leaves behind his resignation at Fort Cooper, the letter is dated February 18, 1861. Fort Cooper's Federal garrison did not leave until February 21, 1861. See more »

Quotes

Orry Main: [talking with George as the Civil War breaks out in 1861, and they realize they'll be on opposite sides] You know, years ago John Calhoun said that West Point men would lead great armies.
[shakes head sadly]
Orry Main: He never thought they'd be leading them against each other.
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