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north and south..(thank you skid mark for making me think about this)

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posted on May, 30 2015 @ 05:46 PM
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anyone see this?
it is the greatest mini series of all time

www.imdb.com...

Two friends, one northern and one southern, struggle to maintain their friendship as events build towards the American Civil War.
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everything about this is fantastic.
great cast
patrick swayze as the main guy orry maine
johnny cash as john brown
many more...

i highly recommend this to everyone.

to those that have seen this, who is your favorite character?

i love phillip casnoff as bent.
he was the best

keep in mind this was a made for tv thing and it was made in 1985..you can definitely tell
it is great though




posted on May, 30 2015 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: Mugly

That's a hell of a good series. I watched it with a friend a few months ago. Youtube actually has a few episodes. I'll post a link to them if you don't mind me putting them here.
North and South
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posted on May, 30 2015 @ 05:51 PM
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originally posted by: Mugly
anyone see this?


Yup. Pretty good. My ex read the books and said they were close.


it is the greatest mini series of all time


Errrrrr, I rewatched Roots last year. It's still poignant.



posted on May, 30 2015 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: intrepid

i suppose they were close.
in the books orry has a brother that is not in the mini series.

of course roots was great but for me its north and south

skid mark, post as much as you can man
i want people to watch it

you were talking about johnny cash and his acting.
did you not realize that he was the one who played john brown?
he came in a couple episodes in at the harpers ferry raid



posted on May, 30 2015 @ 05:56 PM
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I remember watching this as a kid and loved it. I loved it so much I picked up the series it was based on. Imagine my surprise when I found out how the books went.

Bent was an evil, evil man.

And I'd say the books really weren't all that close. One of the main characters dies off, and by the end of number three the other main winds up with his widow.
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posted on May, 30 2015 @ 06:03 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

i have not read them in a while. i have them on my shelf but it has been ages.
i might have to go back and read them again.
i know there are things the series left out but it also covered quite a lot of it.

i will admit though, i have seen the series a few times and only read the books once.
come to think of it, i might not have read the 3rd book. i dont remember.

bent was a beast.....
one of the most unlikable characters there ever was



posted on May, 30 2015 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: Mugly

Orry's little sister is no prize either, and I'm not talking about Brett.

... Then there's Virgilia, but she at least has the excuse of skirting the fine line between hard core fanatic and just nuts.


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posted on May, 30 2015 @ 06:07 PM
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North and South was the second time I had to teach my mother how to work the programming on our VCR. The first was Charles and Diana's wedding (I just did that one, and told her she would have to swap out tapes since it was like 12 hours long.)

So anyhow...I never watched it. I was too annoyed.



posted on May, 30 2015 @ 06:07 PM
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I forget. It's been so long since I've seen the miniseries ... Did they ever reference George's older brother, his wife, and their twin sons in the miniseries?

Oh and if you like North and South, you might also check The Blue and the Gray which was another miniseries about the Civil War. I think it was done maybe a bit earlier.



It follows two families who are related and split by the war. The main character decides because of this to take a war correspondent's role. He's an artist who follows the battles around and draws the war for the papers.
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posted on May, 30 2015 @ 06:12 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Mugly

Orry's little sister is no prize either, and I'm not talking about Brett.

... Then there's Virgilia, but she at least has the excuse of skirting the fine line between hard core fanatic and just nuts.



of course.
ashton.
she was a peach wasnt she...
her and bent made a fine pair.

you know ashton is going to be a peach like 2 minutes after she is introduced.

did you know that james read(george hazzard) and wendy kilbourne (constance) met on the set and have been married since 1988?
i always thought that was cool.

i think terri garber(ashton) is doing the soap opera thing.

virgilia was a crazy betch man...no doubt

man, so many great characters are coming back.
some that stand out to me
salem jones, prime, justin, semiramis, and charles had his moments

im going to have to throw these in the blu ray i think.



posted on May, 30 2015 @ 06:14 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

the older brother and sister in law yes.
stanley and isabelle. no kids though



posted on May, 30 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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originally posted by: Mugly
a reply to: ketsuko

the older brother and sister in law yes.
stanley and isabelle. no kids though


They had twins in the books - Laban and Levi. I remember Constance having to get them out when the family's private train car is part of a derailment.

And Virgilia actually winds up redeeming herself in the end while Ashton gets her just rewards too.



posted on May, 30 2015 @ 06:18 PM
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i dont remember exactly how it went down but i think in the mini series ashton winds up being a lady of the night if you know what i mean.



posted on May, 30 2015 @ 09:34 PM
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a reply to: Mugly

They're all in that link I posted. I think there are 5 episodes, maybe more on it.




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