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Roots: The Gift (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History  -  11 December 1988 (USA)
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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 »

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Cletus Moyer
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Hattie Carraway
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Edmund Parker Jr.
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Scarvie
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Arabella Parker
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Lilly (as Maria Bryant Ellis)
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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 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 <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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This television film features four actors who each played a major role in a "Star Trek" television series: LeVar Burton' (Kunta Kinte) played Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Avery Brooks (Cletus Moyer) played Commander/Captain Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Kate Mulgrew (Hattie Carraway) played Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Tim Russ (Marcellus) played Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager (1995). See more »

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Edmund Jr.: Come on, you swine. Out. Out!
Fiddler: Thank you young Mr. Parker, but you ain't got to call me no swine.
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An excellent prequel
28 May 1999 | by (London) – See all my reviews

ROOTS: THE GIFT Is an excellent addition to the saga. Because It Is set In between the time period of Parts 2 and 3 of the original series, It's likely that you would find It hard to understand. However even If you haven't seen any of ROOTS, THE GIFT Is a fell-good drama, and you'll be guaranteed a little weep.


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