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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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Edmund Parker Sr.
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Dr. William Reynolds
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Sarah Parker
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Amelia Parker
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Mammy May
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Marcellus
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...
Scarvie
Brandy Brown ...
Arabella Parker
Ernest Harden Jr. ...
Nicholas
Maria Bryant ...
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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Roots Christmas  »

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LeVar Burton (Kunta Kinte) and Louis Gossett Jr. (Fiddler) are the only actors to reprise their roles from Roots (1977). See more »

Quotes

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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Kate Mulgrew as Hattie Carraway
19 April 1999 | by (Oxford, England) – See all my reviews

I found this film and rented it because I'm working my way through Kate's films.... what surprised me was the number of Trek actors in it! Levar Burton (Geordie LaForge - TNG), Avery Brookes (Sisco, DS9), Tim Russ (Tuvok, Voyager) and Kate also (Janeway, Voyager). I wasn't surprised to find her playing a woman of dubious morals - she seems to do it so well ( as in Throw Momma from the Train ) - and I think she brought some depth to a small but difficult role.


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