After being taken prisoner after a battle, two Union soldiers escape their Confederate captors and make their way back to Union lines by way of the Underground Railroad.

  • Rick McVey
  • Rick McVey
  • Rick McVey
  • Mike Ostroski
    Key Cast
  • John Hedges
    Key Cast
  • Frank Green
    Key Cast
  • Katy Brown
    Key Cast
  • Tom Angland
    Key Cast
  • Melissa Owens
    Key Cast
  • Eugene Wolf
    Key Cast
  • Ben Mackel
    Key Cast
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    1 hour 32 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2007
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Virginia Independent Film Festival
    Richmond, VA
    April 16, 2008
    Best Feature Film
  • Southern Appalachian International Film Festival
    Johnson City, TN
    October 6, 2007
    Best in Festival, Best Direction, Best Supporting Actor
  • Bare Bones International Independent Film and Music Festival
    Muskogee, OK
    April 12, 2008
    Best Docu-Drama
Director Biography - Rick McVey

Rick is a proud member of the Resident Acting Company at the world-famous Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia where he made his first appearance in Spring 2003. He has been a full time member of the company since 2005.

He wrote and directed the film FREEDOM and produced and co-wrote the film This World, both of which are award-winning features.

Some of his favorite acting roles at Barter include Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, Robert E. Lee in The Road to Appomattox, Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life, Harold in The Full Monty, Cervantes/Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady and Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street .

To date Rick has appeared in over 65 productions on Barter’s stages. He also appeared as the Boss in Barter’s 2010 national touring production of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men.

Besides working as an actor at Barter, Rick has also had the honor of directing the Barter Players’ productions of Just So Stories, The Ugly Duckling, The Scarlet Letter and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. His play for young audiences, The Learning Box, has the distinction of being the first play ever endorsed by the Virginia Education Association.

Rick is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and in 2010 was inducted into the ETSU Department of Communications Alumni Hall of Fame.

In addition to his work in theater, Rick spent many years of his career in broadcasting both as on-air talent and as a production manager in both radio and television. During those years Rick was also performing in and directing scores of shows at Theatre Bristol, where he also served for a time as Producing Director. He was also the producing director of the Don’t Touch That Dial! radio theater company for six years.

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