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Freedom Road

Drama / 96 Minutes / Not Rated


In the wake of the Civil War, as freed slaves and white sharecroppers fight to keep their land, former slave Gideon Jackson (Muhammad Ali) rises to the heights of power when he is elected to the United States Senate. The iconic, outspoken athlete Ali delivers and understated turn in this four-hour miniseries (based on Howard Fast's fact-based novel) which also marked the TV debut of Kris Kristofferson, who co-stars as sharecropper Abner Lait..

Cast:  Muhammad Ali, Kris Kristofferson, Alfre Woodard

         – Howard Pearson, The Desert News

"A Splendid Production!"
        – Jerry Buck, The Cedar Rapids Gazette