Synopsis: 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. 100 years earlier in 1748, John Newton the Captain of a slave trader sails from Africa with a cargo of slaves, bound for America. On board is Samuel's great grandfather whose survival is tied to the fate of Captain Newton. The voyage changes Newton's life forever and he creates a legacy that will inspire Samuel and the lives of millions for generations to come.
Genre: Drama, Music
Director(s): Peter Cousens
Production: Arc Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

will take care of the cargo.

I'll be giving you

one of Amos' slaves

He'll interpret for you.

Name's Ozias.

My business

is now your business.

To ambition.

Good luck, Newton.

It is blood money.

Mary, I'm simply the captain

of Barton's ship.

I don't own it, nor the cargo.

To me, and I'm sure

to your fellow parishioners

And most of this nation,

it is just business.

You speak of business

and I speak of your soul.

- Let's not argue, please.

- A soul that I love.

Mary! Mr. Newton!

We'll marry as soon as I return.

I only pray that God allows it.

I'll be away

for six to eight months.

You know the perils of the sea.

If I don't return...

- John...

- If I don't come back...

I need to know

you'll be cared for.

I don't want you to go.

I fear this time

I shall never see you again.

Mr. Newton!

I shall pray every day

for your return.

Have faith, Mary.

I do.

John, I do.

# It is well

# With my soul

# It is well

# It is well with my soul

# Though Satan should buffet

# Though trials should come

# Let this blest assurance

control #

# That Christ hath regarded

# My helpless estate

# And hath shed

# His own blood for my soul

# It is well

# with my soul

# It is well

Come on, keep it moving.

# It is well with my soul

One seven, move along. 148.


Welcome aboard, Captain Newton.

- Is it Davey?

- Yes, sir. Your first mate.

One moment, Mr. Davey.


Captain Newton, the

trunk's already in your cabin.

- Thank you, Bosun.

- Bless you, sir.

Welcome on board the Pegasus.

Get back to work, slave.


one there. Pick him up.

Come on.

No... no...

No, no, no...

He set

sail that day to a new world.

A soul without a compass...

Like you Samuel...


Confronted by his past.

Desperately hoping

To find his freedom

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Timothy A. Chey

Timothy A. Chey is an American film producer, writer and director. Among his films are Fakin' da Funk, Gone, Impact: The Passion of the Christ, Suing the Devil, The Genius Club, Live Fast, Die Young, Final the Rapture, Epic Journey, Freedom, David and Goliath, and Slamma Jamma. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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