North and South - The Complete Collection (1985)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Kirstie Alley Virginia Hazard
Richard Armitage
David Carradine Justin LaMotte
Johnny Cash John Brown
Philip Casnoff Elkanah Bent
Brendan Coyle
Mary Crosby
Sinead Cusack
Daniela Denby-Ashe
Lesley-Anne Down Madeline Fabray LaMotte
Jonathan Frakes
Genie Francis Brett Main Hazard
Terri Garber Ashton Main Huntoon
Gene Kelly Senator Charles Edwards
Wendy Kilbourne Constance Flynn Hazard
Lesley Manville
Kate McNeil
David Ogden Stiers Congressman Sam Greene
Tim Pigott-Smith
Pauline Quirke
James Read George Hazard
Jean Simmons Clarissa Main
Lewis Smith Charles Main
Georg Stanford Brown Grady
Patrick Swayze Orry Main
Inga Swenson Maude Hazard
Elizabeth Taylor Madam Conti
Movie Details
Genre Chick Flix; Drama; War
Director Richard T. Heffron; Kevin Conner; Brian Percival
Producer Paul Freeman; Robert A. Papazian
Writer Paul F. Edwards; Patricia Green; Richard Fielder
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 561 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 8.0
Plot
The expensively mounted miniseries North and South was originally telecast in six two-hour installments between November 3 and 10, 1985. Four screenwriters—Douglas Heyes, Paul F. Edwards, Kathleen A. Shelley, Patricia Green—were called upon to fashion a workable script from John Jakes' sprawling best-seller. The story covers the two decades prior to the Civil War, beginning in 1842. Real-life historical events are filtered through the eyes of two rival clans: the Mains, a South Carolina plantation-owning family, and the Hazards, a family of Pennsylvania industrialists. While top billing goes to Kirstie Alley as "Northern Belle" Virgilia Hazard, most of the footage is devoted to the fluctuating friendship between Orry Main (Patrick Swayze) and George Hazard (James Read). The huge guest-star cast includes Gene Kelly (in his TV miniseries debut), Elizabeth Taylor, Leslie-Anne Down, David Carradine, Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Hal Holbrook (as Abe Lincoln) and Johnny Cash (as abolitionist John Brown). The recipient of seven Emmy nominations, the 561-minute North and South was filmed back to back with its equally lengthy sequel, North and South, Book II. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 333
Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 012569423121
Release Date 10/5/2004
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Custom Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 5
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Box set Miniseries