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Roots - ANNIVERSARY EDITION (1977)  link to Roots on IMDb

Number: 740

cover Roots

IMDB Rating: star star star star star star star star star star

Country: USA, 573 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, War, History

Director: More

Cast: Olivia Cole (as Mathilda), Ben Vereen (as 'Chicken' George Moore), LeVar Burton (as Kunta Kinte), John Amos (as 'Toby'), Leslie Uggams (as Kizzy Reynolds)

Medium: Original DVD

Plot Outline:
A saga of African-American life, based on Alex Haley's family history. Kunta Kinte is abducted from his African village, sold into slavery, and taken to America. He makes several escape attempts until he is finally caught and maimed. He marries Bell, his plantation's cook, and they have a daughter, Kizzy, who is eventually sold away from them. Kizzy has a son by her new master, and the boy grows up to become Chicken George, a legendary cock fighter who leads his family into freedom. Throughout the series, the family observes notable events in U.S. history, such as the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slave uprisings, and emancipation.

Comments: Warner Brothers;UPC883929161867;;7-Disc Set;

Loaned: No

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