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      Race to Freedom: The Story of The Underground Railroad

      TV-PG 1994 1 hr. 37 min. History Drama List
      Reviews 64% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score In the 1850s, escaped slaves embark on a perilous journey to Canada via the famed Underground Railroad. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Good with showing the hardships of slavery and the south, this film has a good plot twist. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Produced for The Family Channel and BET, it necessarily soft-pedals many of the real horrors associated with the subject of slavery, but it's still a good introduction to how the Underground Railroad's network of good Samaritans guided runaway American slaves to freedom in Canada before the American Civil War. Good casting and acting by greats such as Courtney B. Vance and Alfre Woodard (one of my favorite actresses), mixing fictional characters with historical figures such as Harriet Tubman. This film was not to the level of a "Roots" or "Amistad", but was engaging and a little better than I expected. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member "In 1850, many dreamed of freedom. Few had the courage to attempt it." (from the movie jacket). "A moving, exciting historical melodrama" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE)..."It tugs at the intellect as well as the heartstrings." HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Doesn't go into the story of slavery with as much depth as the mini-series ROOTS but shows the valiant struggles of 4 runaway slaves and the hardships they faced traveling north to Canada on the Underground Railroad. Heartbreak and tragedy are tempered by compassionate and courageous individuals supplying food, shelter and travel arrangements for the runaways. I recommend this for family viewing with your older children (age 10+). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis In the 1850s, escaped slaves embark on a perilous journey to Canada via the famed Underground Railroad.
      Director
      Don McBrearty
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      History, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jul 9, 2013
      Sound Mix
      Stereo, Surround