North and South (1985)


Genre: Drama , History , Romance , War

Plot: 1842, a special summer day at the huge plantation of Mont Royal. A South Carolinian young man, Orry Main (Patrick Swayze), leaves his rich home for West Point Academy. On his way northwards, in very strange circumstances, he meets two people who will play a decisive role in his life: beautiful lady Madeline Fabray (Leslie-Anne Down), who Orry helps and with whom he falls in love, and a "Yankee", George Hazard (James Read), by whom Orry is helped, and who is also on his way to West Point Academy. From that time, Orry and George are best friends and help each other at every moment, they fight for the U.S. in the Mexican War at Churubusco, where George saves Orry's life. A few years later, the friendship of Orry and George spread to the friendship of their families, the Mains from South Carolina and the Hazards from Pennsylvania. Yet, the love of Orry's life, Madeline gets married to Justin LaMotte (David Carradine), the rich cruel owner of a nearby plantation in South Carolina. Their love cannot be fulfilled, and they only meet in secret. Years pass by and the relations between north and south are not that calm as in the past. Northern abolitionists demand the end of slavery while the south demands secession and separation from the "damn Yankees". Although George and Orry badly want peace between north and south, there is no escape from the inescapable fate. April 12, 1861, and the attack on the northern fortress Fort Sumter done by the southerners means the beginning of war. These who fought together at Churubusco will have to fight against each other. Friends will have to become enemies. Will war be stronger than peace of mind? May the storm and noise of canons, rifles and bullets destroy honor, respect, and true friendship? Written by Marcin Kukuczka Read More



Episode 3: Spring 1866 - Summer 1866
Episode 2: Autumn 1865 - Spring 1866
Episode 1: Summer 1865 - Autumn 1865
Episode 6: March 1865 - April 1865
Episode 5: December 1864 - February 1865
Episode 4: May 1864 - Late Autumn 1864
Episode 3: September 17, 1862 - Spring 1864
Episode 2: July 1861 - Summer 1862
Episode 1: June 1861 - July 21, 1861
Episode 6: November 6, 1860 - April 1861
Episode 5: Spring 1857 - November 1860
Episode 4: Summer 1854 - Autumn 1856
Episode 3: Spring 1848 - Summer 1854
Episode 2: Autumn 1844 - Spring 1848
Episode 1: Summer 1842 - Summer 1844