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 Sally Jackson 3 episodes, 1993
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 Col. James Jackson Jr. 3 episodes, 1993
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 Parson Dick 3 episodes, 1993
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 James Jackson Sr. 3 episodes, 1993
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 Cap'n Jack 3 episodes, 1993
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 Mr. Cherry 2 episodes, 1993
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 Henderson 2 episodes, 1993
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 Mrs. Benson 2 episodes, 1993
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 Union Officer 2 episodes, 1993
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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 the troubled world around her. She tries passing for white, but it leads to sorrow in post-Civil War America. Everywhere she goes, she faces obstacles and hardships while searching for happiness and a place to belong. Written by Anonymous

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Discover The Roots Of A New Generation.

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Halle Berry suffered a tailbone injury while riding one of the horses in a filmed scene. See more »

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Queen: Home is where you are loved.
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Splendid, gorgeous, beautiful, human: right up there with "North and South"
9 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

One of those grandiose episodic films, in this case based on Alex Haley's mother Queen (Halle Berry) living through the traumatic experiences of the end of slavery. This is a great slice of American history, beautifully filmed and with an extraordinary cast and excellent ambientation. Such that you feel you are right there with them in the tobacco plantations, enjoying and suffering throughout Queen's life her happy and anguishing moments. The gorgeous (any other adjectives, anybody?) Halle Berry enacts the best rôle of her life. You will never see anything better by her.

Shown here on Spanish National Television (RTVE) in just one episode in the middle of the summer a few years ago: you might say 260 minutes (plus the advertisement breaks) for an epic saga is pure masochism. No; not at all: this is a gripping and powerful production, masterfully portraying human feelings, suffering, joy…….. OK: you need to get up, take a walk around the house during the commercials, make a pot of coffee, phone your mother-in-law and tell her what she is missing, take a cold shower around the 180 minute break, and so on – but it is worthwhile. Apart from 'North and South' (1985/1986) nothing else is comparable. And that is what most surprises me: very few voters on IMDb and nobody has troubled to write a commentary (as of August 2001).


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