7.8/10
1,959
11 user

Roots: The Next Generations 

The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

Creator:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $5.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1979  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Roots (1977)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

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

Stars: LeVar Burton, Todd Bridges, Robert Reed
Roots: The Gift (TV Movie 1988)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The characters of Kunta Kinte and Fiddler from Roots are back in this movie. In this movie the two of them accompany their owner to another plantation at Christmas time and they learn that ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Hooks
Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., LeVar Burton, Avery Brooks
Roots (2016)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.

Stars: Herbert Cavalier Jr., Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Malachi Kirby
Queen (1993)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen. As Queen grows up, she faces the struggle of trying to fit into ... See full summary »

Stars: Ann-Margret, Patricia Clarkson, Tim Daly
Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Dave Anderson and Manny Durrell are two high-class sneak thieves who have never been caught. Joshua Burke is a retired detective who has enough evidence on the both of them to put them ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Poitier
Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.

Director: John Badham
Stars: Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first being a poor orange picker named Leroy Jones who gets laid off when by mistake he joins the worker's union during one of their... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Mama Flora reflects on her life while trying to help her grand-daughter get her life right and be a better mother for her son. All while bringing the family she has left back together. Movies takes place from the 1910s to the 1970s.

Stars: Cicely Tyson, Erika Alexander, Blair Underwood
The Corner Bar (1972–1973)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The life and times of the patrons of Grants Toomb, a New York tavern owned (first season) by Harry Grant and (second season) by Mae and Frank. Working there are Joe the black cook, Meyer ... See full summary »

Stars: Shimen Ruskin, J.J. Barry, Bill Fiore
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
...
 Elizabeth Harvey 5 episodes, 1979
...
 Earl Crowther 4 episodes, 1979
...
 Will Palmer 4 episodes, 1979
...
 Andy Warner 4 episodes, 1979
...
 Carrie Warner / ... 4 episodes, 1979
...
 Cousin Georgia Anderson 4 episodes, 1979
...
...
 Queen Haley 3 episodes, 1979
...
 Colonel Frederick Warner 3 episodes, 1979
...
 Jim Warner 3 episodes, 1979
...
 Cynthia Palmer 3 episodes, 1979
...
 Tom Harvey 2 episodes, 1979
...
 Mrs. Warner 2 episodes, 1979
...
 Irene Harvey 2 episodes, 1979
...
 Cynthia Palmer 2 episodes, 1979
Damu King ...
 Corporal / ... 2 episodes, 1979
...
 Frankie Warner 2 episodes, 1979
...
 Lucy Damson 2 episodes, 1979
...
 Hapgood / ... 2 episodes, 1979
Royce Wallace ...
Edit

Storyline

This series continues the story of Alex Haley's family line from the Post American Civil War era to Alex Haley's geneological search to discover his roots. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

18 February 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Raíces: Las siguientes generaciones  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Glynn Turman was offered a role, but negotiations fell through. See more »

Connections

Follows Roots (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A deeply moving account of American history no one likes to talk about
13 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

This mini series was televised in 1979, at which time, I was only 15 years old. I remember Roots, the original mini series which told the story of an African who was brought to America and was a slave. Although I had read about slavery in the history book, I never imagined how slavery really imprisoned the actual slaves. It's a part of history that we as Americans don't like to discuss, because of the shame. However, it did happen. It's strange how we show rememberance for the Hollocaust, which didn't even happen here, but we shun the topic of slavery, only briefly touch on it in the history books. Watching the series Roots really tears at my very soul for what 100 million slaves had to bear, how they lost their families, their language, religion, and ultimately themselves is heart wrenching. Roots, The next Generations, was also very deep, with an all star cast, and I was truly touched by the story of Alex Haley'


4 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Katee Sackhoff talks about her characters on "Battlestar Galactica," "Star Wars: Rebels," and "The Flash." Plus, "The IMDb Show" learns what it takes to wield a lightsaber.

Watch the show