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Roots: The Next Generations (1979–1979)

TV Mini-series | 840 min | Drama, History, War

The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.
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Ernest Kinoy (developed for television by)
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Updated Feb 18, 1979

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Feb 18, 1979 (United States)

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Dorian Harewood
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Paul Koslo
Earl Crowther Earl Crowther   See fewer
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Irene Cara
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7.8 / 10 | 2,162 votes