Two men separated by 100 years are united in their search for freedom. In 1856 a slave, Samuel Woodward and his family, escape from the Monroe Plantation near Richmond, Virginia. A secret network of ordinary people known as the Underground Railroad guide the family on their journey north to Canada. They are relentlessly pursued by the notorious slave hunter Plimpton. Hunted like a dog and haunted by the unthinkable suffering he and his forbears have endured, Samuel is forced to decide between revenge or freedom.
The Screenplay, Art Direction, Cinematography, Costumes, and Make Up are all top notch. Its also is a well edited film. The Original Score was ok but not great.
The artwork and scenery is breathtakingly filmed, and the acting tremendous. If the storyline occasionally stretches things a bit, just relax and enjoy what, is in essence, one of the best faith-based stories on film since 'Risen' and 'Hacksaw Ridge'.
Director: Peter Cousens
With Cuba Gooding Jr., Sharon Leal, David Rasche, Kimberly Nichole