The North Star movie review

Jeremiah Trotter makes his acting debut in The North Star movie

Films about slavery will never get old since there are so many stories of brave souls and tragic lives lost. The North Star movie is about two men who decide to escape slavery in the early 1900s and the journey they must take heading north.

The North Star movie features former NFL player, Jeremiah Trotter in his acting debut as Big Ben Jones.  It goes without saying that Jones is a big, well built man and that makes him quite the catch for slave masters.  When he finds out that he will be sold the following morning and will have to leave the only plantation he’s known as home, he realizes he has to run away.  He’s joined by a rebel on the plantation, Moses, who is played by Thomas C. Bartley Jr. Moses has been looking for an excuse to run so he’s instantly down to run.

The film is as much about these guys trying to escape as it is about the aftermath.  Once the hunt is on for them, things really begin to heat up since slave hunters are offered a bounty for their return. They find help in unlikely places, but that still might not be enough to lead them to freedom.

The North Star is based on a true story, which just makes it that much more incredible.  Appearances by Lynn Whitfield, Clifton Powell and Keith David as Frederick Douglass help make the film as equally entertaining as it is a learning experience.

Jeremiah Trotter is one of many former Philadelphia Eagles whose turned to entertainment since his days in the league.  Leonard Weaver a former teammate of Trotter’s was recently featured in Parlé Mag for his moves since retirement.  Trotter does a fabulous job in the film for his first role.

The North Star, released by RLJ ENtertainment is available on DVD and Video On Demand March 1st, 2016

Kevin Benoit

Kevin Benoit is the editor of Parlé Magazine. He founded the magazine while in college and continues to run it today. Follow him on IG: @parlewithme Read more articles by Kevin.

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