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Roots: The Gift (1988)

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TV Movie | 100 min | Drama, History

In December 1775, Kunta Kinte and Fiddler accompany their owner to another plantation at Christmas time and they learn that the son of the owner helps slaves escape, and the two of them try to help him, and also see this as an opportunity ...See moreIn December 1775, Kunta Kinte and Fiddler accompany their owner to another plantation at Christmas time and they learn that the son of the owner helps slaves escape, and the two of them try to help him, and also see this as an opportunity to escape themselves. Written by See less
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David Eyre Jr. (as D.M. Eyre Jr.)
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Updated Dec 11, 1988

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Dec 11, 1988 (United States)

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28 cast members
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Louis Gossett Jr.
Fiddler Reynolds Fiddler Reynolds   See fewer
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LeVar Burton
Kunta Kinte Kunta Kinte   See fewer
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Avery Brooks
Cletus Moyer Cletus Moyer   See fewer
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Kate Mulgrew
Hattie Carraway Hattie Carraway   See fewer
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Shaun Cassidy
Edmund Parker Jr. Edmund Parker Jr.   See fewer
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John McMartin
Edmund Parker Sr. Edmund Parker Sr.   See fewer
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Jerry Hardin
Dr. William Reynolds Dr. William Reynolds   See fewer
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Annabella Price
Sarah Parker Sarah Parker   See fewer
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Michael Learned
Amelia Parker Amelia Parker   See fewer
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Fran Bennett
Mammy May Mammy May   See fewer
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Tim Russ
Marcellus Marcellus   See fewer
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Jimmie F. Skaggs
Scarvie Scarvie   See fewer
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Brandy Brown
Arabella Parker Arabella Parker   See fewer
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Ernest Harden Jr.
Nicholas Nicholas   See fewer
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Maria Bryant
Lilly (as Maria Bryant Ellis) Lilly (as Maria Bryant Ellis)   See fewer
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John Sherrod
Driver #1 Driver #1   See fewer
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Karl Anthony Smith
Gaunt Man Gaunt Man   See fewer
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Billy Ray Reynolds
Christopher Christopher   See fewer
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Michael Edwards
Gentleman #1 Gentleman #1   See fewer
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Myke R. Mueller
Gentleman #2 (as Myke Mueller) Gentleman #2 (as Myke Mueller)   See fewer
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John Murray
Bishop Wadley (as John Murrey) Bishop Wadley (as John Murrey)   See fewer
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Alex Haley
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Robert Goldman
Horseman (uncredited) Horseman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Debra Perry
Slave Girl (uncredited) Slave Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 434 votes