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Writers (WGA):
Alex Haley (story)
David Stevens (teleplay)
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Release Date:
14 February 1993 (USA) See more »
Discover The Roots Of A New Generation.
A plantation owner's son falls in love with a slave named Easter and together they have a Mixed race daughter named Queen... See more »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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Halle Berry was miscast See more (12 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 60)

Ann-Margret ... Sally Jackson (2 episodes, 1993)

Patricia Clarkson ... Lizzie (2 episodes, 1993)

Tim Daly ... Col. James Jackson Jr. (2 episodes, 1993)

Ossie Davis ... Parson Dick (2 episodes, 1993)

Danny Glover ... Alec Haley (2 episodes, 1993)

Jasmine Guy ... Easter (2 episodes, 1993)

Martin Sheen ... James Jackson Sr. (2 episodes, 1993)

Madge Sinclair ... Dora (2 episodes, 1993)

Sada Thompson (2 episodes, 1993)

Paul Winfield ... Cap'n Jack (2 episodes, 1993)

Halle Berry ... Queen (2 episodes, 1993)

Series Directed by
John Erman (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Writing credits
Alex Haley (2 episodes, 1993)
David Stevens (2 episodes, 1993)

Series Produced by
John Erman .... co-producer (2 episodes, 1993)
Hal Galli .... co-producer (2 episodes, 1993)
Bernard Sofronski .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1993)
David L. Wolper .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1993)
Mark Wolper .... producer (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Original Music by
Michael Small (3 episodes, 1993)
Series Cinematography by
Tony Imi (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Film Editing by
Paul LaMastra (2 episodes, 1993)
James Galloway (1 episode, 1993)
Series Casting by
Susan Bluestein (1 episode, 1993)
Series Production Design by
Rodger Maus (2 episodes, 1993)
Series Art Direction by
Richard Berger (1 episode, 1993)
Christa Munro (1 episode, 1993)
Series Set Decoration by
Joseph Litsch (1 episode, 1993)
Series Costume Design by
Helen P. Butler (1 episode, 1993)
Series Makeup Department
Darlene Brumfield .... key hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Thomas Floutz .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Angela Levin .... key makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Hal Galli .... unit production manager (1 episode, 1993)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dustin Bernard .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1993)
Bettiann Fishman .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1993)
Craig Huston .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1993)
Ellen H. Schwartz .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1993)
Michael-McCloud Thompson .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1993)

Matthew T. Weiner .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Bill MacSems .... property master (1 episode, 1993)

Jamie Arbuckle .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Kevin Considine .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
Daniel Dietrich .... propmaker (unknown episodes)
Donna Fewell .... property assistant (unknown episodes)
Frank M. Fleming .... lead man (unknown episodes)
Patrick Fuhrman .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Michael Lane .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Eric Luling .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Thomas A. Morris Jr. .... construction coordinator (unknown episodes)
Alan S. Reynolds .... scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Ricky Riggs .... scenic foreman (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (unknown episodes, 1993)
Bob Costanza .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Mike Dickeson .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
George R. Groves Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Mark Steele .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Richard S. Steele .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Ray Bivins .... special effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Scott Dale .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Jody Kreinbrink .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard S. Crumrine Jr. .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (unknown episodes, 1993)
Julian Chojnacki .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Ed Letteri .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Bubba Sheffield .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Jeff Wolf .... additional camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Shay Griffin .... casting: Atlanta (1 episode, 1993)
Barbara Harris .... voice casting (1 episode, 1993)
Phyllis Huffman .... casting: New York (1 episode, 1993)

Brenda Cook .... casting assistant (unknown episodes, 1993)
Len Hunt .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Alyssa Weisberg .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Josephine Willes .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 1993)

Carol H. Beule .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Layne Brightwell .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Christopher Dedrick .... orchestrator (1 episode, 1993)
Todd Kasow .... music editor (1 episode, 1993)
Series Transportation Department
Christie Chaplin .... driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Blanche McDermaid .... script supervisor (1 episode, 1993)

Lev Mallinger .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes, 1993)
Christopher Boffoli .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jeff Coopwood .... adr voice (unknown episodes)
Dianne Ketchum Friedgen .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Carol Kravetz .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Jody Kreinbrink .... horse wrangler (unknown episodes)
Lucas Moore .... studio teacher (unknown episodes)
Thomas Tucker .... technical advisor: military (unknown episodes)

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282 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Halle Berry suffered a tailbone injury while riding one of the horses in a filmed scene.See more »
Queen:Home is where you are loved.See more »


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7 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Halle Berry was miscast, 5 March 2011
Author: emuir-1 from United States

In the book, Annie's father was a white man; therefore Annie was a mulatto. Her daughter Easter was fathered by a white man, which made her a quarter white. Easter's daughter, Queen, was fathered by Jas. the young "massa". therefore Queen was only one eighth black. Halle Berry is half white which made her far too dark complexioned for the part and as a result, unconvincing, no matter how hard she tried. The whole theme of the book was that Queen looked white and was not accepted by the black people because of it. She was able to pass for white as long as she did not admit that she had been born a slave.

Another miscast role was Martin Sheen butchering the Irish accent. Were there no Irish actors available? I kept waiting for Mr. Sheen to deliver an Irish joke.

MOST annoying of all was the grammar - no plurals and missing verbs. "I black" "I with chile". Perhaps they spoke like this 150 years ago, but for modern audiences it would have been better to have modified the speech a little. As it was I found it irritating. I would recommend the book instead of the miniseries, which begins half way through the book.

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