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Roots

1977
Drama
1 Season
8.4/ 10
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The epic tale of celebrated Pulitzer-prize winning author Alex Haley's ancestors as portrayed in the acclaimed twelve hour mini-series Roots, was first told in his 1976 bestseller Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The docu-drama covers a period of history that begins in mid-1700s Gambia, West Africa and concludes during post-Civil War United States, over 100 years later. This 1977 miniseries eventually won 9 Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, and a Peabody award, and still stands as the most watched miniseries in U.S. history.

Cast and Crew
Chicken George Moore
Ben Vereen
Kunta Kinte
LeVar Burton
Mathilda
Olivia Cole

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Stars:
Ben Vereen, LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole
Genres:
Drama
Release Date:
1977
Run Time:
1Season
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Plot Keywords:
africa, slavery, plantation, family history, miniseries, historical drama, captivity, genealogy
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