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(TV Mini-Series)

(1979)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

John Erman

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Alex Haley ... (books "Roots" and "Search")
Ernest Kinoy ... (teleplay)

Cast (in credits order)  

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Dodie Brattle
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Dr. Lewis
Lee Chamberlin ...
Odile Richards (as Lee Chamberlain)
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Dr. Vansina
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Bernie Raymond
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Claudia McNeil ...
Sister Will Ada
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Singer
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Pianist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Eugene Anderson ...
Heckler
John Andersonjo ...
Muslim at Meeting
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Henning Preacher
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U.N. Receptionist
Frederick Combs ...
Reporter
Doria Cook-Nelson ...
Stewardess (as Doria Cook)
Joel Leon d'Anjou ...
Kinte
Fumilayo ...
Gambian Mother
Alex Haley ...
Himself
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Cousin Georgia
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Woman at Party
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Muslim at Door
Melvin Jones ...
Muslim #2
Ebou Manga ...
The Griot
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African Minister
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Mandihkan Minister
Bill Quinn ...
Taxi Driver
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Nazi Guard (as Steven Hartley)
Jane Rose ...
Mrs. Bulfinch
Johnny Sekka ...
Ebou
Patricia Smith ...
Mrs. Randall
Le Tari ...
U.N. African
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George Haley (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Stan Margulies ... producer
David L. Wolper ... executive producer

Music by 

Gerald Fried

Cinematography by 

Joseph M. Wilcots

Film Editing by 

John W. Wheeler

Casting By 

Reuben Cannon

Art Direction by 

Robert MacKichan

Set Decoration by 

R. Chris Westlund ... (as Chris Westlund)

Costume Design by 

Thomas S. Dawson ... (as Tom Dawson)

Makeup Department 

Ken Chase ... makeup designer
Joe DiBella ... makeup artist
Leonard Drake ... hair style designer
Zoltan Elek ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Terence Nelson ... unit production manager (as Terry Nelson)
George Taylor ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Carol Smetana ... second assistant director (as Carol Jean Smetana)
Charles Ziarko ... assistant director

Art Department 

Michael Milgrom ... property

Sound Department 

Richard I. Birnbaum ... sound recording

Special Effects by 

Russel Hessey ... special effects (as Russ Hessey)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Joseph W. Calloway ... key assistant camera

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Jorge J. González ... wardrobe: men (as Jorge Gonzalez)
Donna Roberts ... wardrobe: women

Editorial Department 

Edilberto Cruz ... additional editing

Music Department 

Eugene Marks ... music editor
Tommy Morgan ... musician: harmonica (uncredited)

Other crew 

Alex Haley ... consultant
Joyce King ... script supervisor
Ernest Kinoy ... developed for television
My Lewis ... research
Barry Wexler ... crab dolly operator
Sheryl Levine ... research assistant: Mr. Haley (uncredited)

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