The Liberators


2h 1987

Brief Synopsis

Two young men, one white, one black, together lead runaway slaves on the dangerous journey from the American South to freedom in Canada in the years preceding the Civil War. John Fairchild, a member of the white plantation class in Virginia, and his best friend Bill Jackson, a slave, travel together

Film Details

Also Known As
Disney Sunday Movie (02/08/87), Liberators
Release Date
1987
Production Company
ABC Entertainment Group
Location
Ontario, Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Two young men, one white, one black, together lead runaway slaves on the dangerous journey from the American South to freedom in Canada in the years preceding the Civil War. John Fairchild, a member of the white plantation class in Virginia, and his best friend Bill Jackson, a slave, travel together up North in 1849. On the way, they take other slaves who are escaping into their care, bringing them safely across the border. The trip has a far reaching effect on their lives, for as word spreads of their daring journey, they are persuaded to bring other slaves to freedom. They travel back to the South, and begin a career of danger that continues for 12 years.

Film Details

Also Known As
Disney Sunday Movie (02/08/87), Liberators
Release Date
1987
Production Company
ABC Entertainment Group
Location
Ontario, Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States February 8, 1987

For its location shots, the film made use of historically preserved Upper Canada Village, and Dundurn Castle in Hamilton, Ontario.