Roots (1977) (Tv Show)

Roots (1977)

Roots (1977)
A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.

Storyline

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. He's 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.

Cast

Todd Bridges, Robert Reed, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Louis Gossett Jr, Vic Morrow, Brad Davis, LeVar Burton, Lynda Day George, Olivia Cole, Ben Vereen, Carolyn Jones, Leslie Uggams, Chuck Connors, Sandy Duncan, Edward Asner, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Ralph Waite, Lorne Greene, Thayer David, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Maya Angelou, Moses Gunn, Thalmus Rasulala, Hilly Hicks, Hari Rhodes, William Watson, Lynne Moody, Renn Woods, Richard McKenzie, Sally Kemp, Paul Shenar, Gary Collins, Austin Stoker, Lane Binkley, Lee de Broux, Beverly Todd, Tanya Boyd, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Raymond St. Jacques, Pat Corley, Scatman Crothers, Stan Haze, John Dennis Johnston, John Schuck, George Hamilton, Roxie Roker, Richard Roundtree, Elma V. Jackson, Lillian Randolph, Davis Roberts, Doug McClure, Cicely Tyson, Tina Andrews, Ernest Thomas, Ann Weldon, Rebecca Bess, Fred Covington, Joe Dorsey, Brion James, Rachel Longaker, Tracey Gold

Details

Genres: Biography, Drama, History, War
Certificate: TV-14
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 1977 (USA)
Runtime: 570 min (8 episodes)
Sound Mix: Mono
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1


Roots (1977)

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