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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Seaton McLean; Tim Reid; Mary Kahn; Daphne Ballon; Brian Parker; Don McBrearty; Diana Braithwaite; Nancy Trites Botkin; Peter Mohan; Janet C A Bailey; Michael Riley; Barbara Claassen Smucker; Atlantis Films.; United Image Entertainment (Firm); Family Channel (U.S.); Black Entertainment Television.; CTV Television Network.; Telefilm Canada.; Peabody Collection. African-American History and Culture Programs.; Peabody Collection. Women's History and Culture Programs.
|Notes:||Entry to the 1994 Peabody Awards, Entertainment category.
Running time: 01:41:12.
"Inspired by the novel 'Underground to Canada' by Barbara Smucker"--End credits.
"C1993 Freenorth Productions Inc., in trust"--End credits.
|Credits:||Cinematographer, Rene Ohashi; composer, Christopher Dedrick; editor, Ralph Brunjes; sound mixers, Dino Pigat, Tim O'Connell; executive story consultant, Anne Frank.|
|Performer(s):||Starring: Janet Bailey (Sarah), Michael Riley (Alexander Ross), Ron White (Hort), Dawnn Lewis (Minnie), James Blendick (Colonel Fairling), Courtney B. Vance (Thomas); guest starring: Tim Reid (Frederick Douglass); with: Glynn Turman (Solomon); featuring: Roy Lewis (Joe), Ron Small (Ben), Tom Butler (Overseer), Susan Hogan (Mrs. Fairling), Ron Hartmann (Senator), James B. Douglas (Business man), Falconer Abraham (Walter), Kurt Reis (Sheriff).|
|Event notes:||According to the 1994 Peabody Awards entry form, this program was originally broadcast on February 19, 1994.|
|Description:||1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. arch master.|
|Responsibility:||an Atlantis Films Limited production in association with United Image Entertainment ; produced in association with the Family Channel (US), Black Entertainment Television and CTV Television Network, Ltd. ; produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, Ontario Film Development Corporation and with the assistance of Rogers Telefund ; executive producers, Seaton McLean, Tim Reid ; co-executive producers, Peter Sussman, Anne Marie La Traverse ; supervising producer, Mary Kahn ; producers, Daphne Ballon, Brian Parker ; directed by Don McBrearty ; teleplay by Diana Braithwaite, Nancy Trites Botkin, Peter Mohan.|
This is the dramatic story of four slaves who escape from a cotton plantation in the South and travel along a clandestine network of escape routes, known as "the underground railroad", to freedom in Canada.