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Roots: The Gift (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama, History | TV Movie 11 December 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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Hattie Carraway
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Edmund Parker Sr.
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Dr. William Reynolds
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Mammy May
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Scarvie
Brandy Brown ...
Arabella Parker
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Nicholas
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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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11 December 1988 (USA)  »

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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 »

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 (1977) See more »

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An excellent prequel
28 May 1999 | by 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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