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Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad [DVD] [1994]

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    Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad
    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). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


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      Janet Bailey
    • Michael Riley
      Michael Riley
    • Courtney B. Vance
      Courtney B. Vance - Thomas
    • Tim Reid
      Tim Reid - Frederick Douglass
    • Glynn Turman
      Glynn Turman - Solomon



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