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"Roots: The Next Generations" Episode #1.7 (TV Episode 1979) Poster

(TV Mini-Series)

(1979)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

John Erman

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Alex Haley ... (books)
Ernest Kinoy ... (developed for television by)
Ernest Kinoy ... (teleplay)

Cast (in credits order)  

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

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 

Ron Frazier ... carpenter foreman
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
My Lewis ... research
Barry Wexler ... crab dolly operator
Sheryl Levine ... research assistant: Mr. Haley (uncredited)

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