Based on the bestselling novels by John Jakes (North and South), this star-studded Revolution-era romp follows the fortunes of a young Frenchman as he comes to America and crosses paths with Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, and George Washington. Includes The Bastard, The Rebels, and The Seekers. Andrew Stevens (Dallas) stars with William Shatner, Tom Bosley, Kim Catrall, Peter Graves, William Daniels, and Olivia Hussey. 3 miniseries, 9 1/2 hrs, 3 DVDs, SDH. Mature audiences.
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When young Frenchman Phillipe Charboneau learns that he is the illegitimate son of an English lord, he sails across the Channel to claim his inheritance. After facing unexpected hardship, he seeks adventure in colonial America, where he becomes a printer's apprentice and falls for independent-minded Anne Ware. As the colonies draw closer to war, Philip ends up in the thick of the action.
In Virginia, restless gentleman Judson Fletcher joins the army to escape his father and his feelings for his former love. After Anne's difficult pregnancy, Philip accepts an assignment to retrieve badly needed cannon from Fort Ticonderoga, and Judson accompanies him. The two friends take on different roles in the war, until a joint mission for General Lafayette brings an old rivalry to a head.
After clashing with his father, Abraham Kent and his new bride set off for the frontier. Later, the couple's son, Jarod, begins life on the high seas during the War of 1812-but finds the British less threatening than Lt. Stovall. Seeking refuge and a new start, Jarod and his cousin Amanda depart for the west, but their path is fraught with danger.
- Original trailer
- Biography of John Jakes
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 568 minutes, plus bonus programming
Format: Full screen
Number of Discs: 3
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Rating: NR. Contains violence and sexual situations.
Other: Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond the studio's ability to correct from the original materials.