Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad

Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad

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

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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: 02/03/2001
UPC: 0000799152225
Original Release: 1994
Rating: NR
Source: Xenon
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 28,953

Special Features

Original trailer; Chapter selections

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

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Fugitive Slave Act [2:04]
2. Setting an Example [4:18]
3. Just a Canadian [5:57]
4. Bird Without a Song [4:33]
5. The First Step [7:28]
6. Southern Hospitality [3:46]
7. A Hanging Offense [9:08]
8. Love on the Run [6:15]
9. Hunting Rabbits [4:59]
10. Getting Greedy [8:49]
11. Snake Bite [5:04]
12. Harriet Tubman [3:40]
13. Inspiration [2:37]
14. Just Like He Said [8:39]
15. Portsmouth, Ohio [3:18]
16. Welcome to Freedom [3:50]
17. Nice Piece of Land [5:11]
18. Let Freedom Ring [4:27]

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