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The North Star (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 March 2016 (USA)
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The North Star is the story of Benjamin "Big Ben" Jones and Moses Hopkins, two slaves who escaped from a Virginia plantation and made their way to freedom in Buckingham, Pennsylvania in ... See full summary »

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Thomas K. Phillips
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Jeremiah Trotter Jeremiah Trotter ... Big Ben Jones
Thomas C. Bartley Jr. ... Moses Hopkins (as Thomas C. Bartley)
Clifton Powell ... Mr. Lee
John Diehl ... Master Anderson
Keith David ... Frederick Douglas
Lynn Whitfield ... Miss Grace
April Woodall April Woodall ... Mrs. Atkins
Christopher Mann ... Willie
Douglas Gibson ... Randall
Alana Lee Alana Lee ... Sarah
John Wooten John Wooten ... Lewis Stone
Jeff Panzarella ... Joshua Fell
Matt Boliek ... Charles Vale
Peter Bailey Peter Bailey ... Leo Edwards
Drew Bruck Drew Bruck ... Robert
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The North Star is the story of Benjamin "Big Ben" Jones and Moses Hopkins, two slaves who escaped from a Virginia plantation and made their way to freedom in Buckingham, Pennsylvania in 1849. Big Ben's 6 foot 10 inch size and a record bounty for his safe return make him the focus of every slave hunter on the east coast. Their journey exposes them to danger and cruelty; however it also exposes them to the unexpected kindness of the people involved in the Underground Railroad. These experiences will change Ben and Moses forever. Upon reaching the relative safety of Mt. Gilead Church on Buckingham Mountain, Ben and Moses get to experience life as free men and cross paths with historical figures such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Joshua and Jonathan Fell. Their freedom also allows them to experience heroism, romance and treachery. Written by LuckPig Studios

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English

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Jeremiah Trotter was a Pro Bowl Linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles See more »

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Could Have Been a Great Movie...But..

It was slow & dreary The actors were deadpan and appalling. It had no atmosphere nor tension and the music was inappropriate for the story. Movies that have the same writer and same director rarely turn out well. Such a shame it was ruined by an inexperienced director and casting agent

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