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Roots: The Gift (1988)

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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Annabella Price ...
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
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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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11 December 1988 (USA)  »

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Roots Christmas  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Dr. William Reynolds is shown as Kunta's master. However, in the miniseries 'Roots', he was not sold to William Reynolds until September 1776. In December 1775, he would still have been owned by the doctor's brother, John Reynolds. 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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Follows Roots: The Next Generations (1979) See more »

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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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