Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad

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Director: Don McBrearty

Cast: Don McBrearty, Janet Bailey, Michael Riley, Courtney Vance

     
 

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Coproduced by two cable-TV servies-The Family Channel and the Black Entertainment Network--Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad uses historical fact as background for a fictional adventure tale. Courtney Vance and Janet Bailey star as slaves on a brutal antebellum North Carolina plantation. Together with two other slaves, Vance and Bailey make a daringSee more details below

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Coproduced by two cable-TV servies-The Family Channel and the Black Entertainment Network--Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad uses historical fact as background for a fictional adventure tale. Courtney Vance and Janet Bailey star as slaves on a brutal antebellum North Carolina plantation. Together with two other slaves, Vance and Bailey make a daring escape, travelling northward by means of the eponymous railroad. Though the film isn't as suspenseful as it should be, it provides a valuable educational service in detailing the history of the Underground Railroad, the people responsible for its maintenance, and its modus operandi. Race to Freedom was first telecast on the Family Channel February 19, 1994, in tandem with an encore presentation of Roots (1977).

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2013
UPC:
0096009735395
Original Release:
1994
Rating:
NR
Source:
Echo Bridge
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
22,299

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Janet Bailey Actor
Michael Riley Actor
Courtney B. Vance Thomas
Tim Reid Frederick Douglass
Glynn Turman Solomon
James Blendick Actor
Ron White Actor
Tom Butler Actor
Susan Hogan Actor
Dawnn Lewis Actor
Alfre Woodard Actor
Falconer Abraham Actor

Technical Credits
Don McBrearty Director
Daphne Ballon Producer
Nancy Trites Botkin Screenwriter
Diana Braithwaite Screenwriter
Ralph Brunjes Editor
Chris Dedrick Score Composer
Bill Fleming Production Designer
Seaton McLean Executive Producer
Peter Mohan Screenwriter
Brian Parker Producer
Tim Reid Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad
1. Chapter 1 [7:59]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [9:59]
4. Chapter 4 [11:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [9:59]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [10:00]
10. Chapter 10 [5:20]

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