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Roots: The Next Generations 

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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

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Ernest Kinoy
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1979  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Debbi Morgan ...  Elizabeth Harvey 6 episodes, 1979
Dorian Harewood ...  Simon Haley 5 episodes, 1979
Paul Koslo ...  Earl Crowther 4 episodes, 1979
Stan Shaw ...  Will Palmer 5 episodes, 1979
Marc Singer ...  Andy Warner 4 episodes, 1979
Lynn Hamilton ...  Cousin Georgia Anderson 4 episodes, 1979
Fay Hauser ...  Carrie Warner / ... 4 episodes, 1979
Irene Cara ...  Bertha Palmer Haley 4 episodes, 1979
Ruby Dee ...  Queen Haley 3 episodes, 1979
Henry Fonda ...  Colonel Frederick Warner 3 episodes, 1979
Richard Thomas ...  Jim Warner 3 episodes, 1979
Bever-Leigh Banfield ...  Cynthia Palmer 4 episodes, 1979
Georg Stanford Brown ...  Tom Harvey 3 episodes, 1979
Olivia de Havilland ...  Mrs. Warner 2 episodes, 1979
Lynne Moody ...  Irene Harvey 3 episodes, 1979
Beah Richards ...  Cynthia Palmer 2 episodes, 1979
Kathleen Doyle ...  Lucy Damson 2 episodes, 1979
Don Keefer ...  Mr. Hapgood 2 episodes, 1979
Royce Wallace Royce Wallace ...  Minnie 2 episodes, 1979
Damu King Damu King ...  Sergeant Washington 2 episodes, 1979
Marcus Chong ...  Frankie Warner 2 episodes, 1979
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This series continues the story of Alex Haley's family line from the Post American Civil War era to Alex Haley's geneological search to discover his roots. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The true story of one family, from Chicken George to Alex Haley...Through four generations, a century of American history, two World Wars to our own times...and back to Africa, where it all began. See more »


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Marlon Brando didn't memorize his lines and instead read cue cards off screen. See more »

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Referenced in Harry and the Hendersons: Roots: The Herb (1991) See more »

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Probably The Greatest Mini-Series Ever
9 March 2005 | by LoydmovieSee all my reviews

As great as the original ROOTS was, this sequel was even better. Boasting more top-line established movie greats than the original, such as Marlon Brando (who received an Emmy), Henry Fonda and Olivia De Havilland, it was just better made. Of course the power this continuing saga had was based on the original's greatness, so without the original this could not stand. But the lives of Kunta Kinte's descendants depicted here, from where the original left off around 1870, to the adult Alex Haley (masterfully played by James Earl Jones)working on his incredible genealogical novel, was spellbinding and immensely touching throughout every chapter.

Carrying over from the original, Georg Stanford Brown as Chicken George's son, Tom Harvey, Brown sets the tone for this sequel with his thoughtful performance as a man dealing with freedom for the first time in his life, and how it affected his daughters, one of whom would become the grandmother of Alex Haley. Irene Cara and Dorian Harewood would add to the roster of stellar acting as Alex's parents, and extremely notable too were efforts by Beah Richards, Bernie Casey, Andy Griffith, Howard E. Rollins, Richard Thomas, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Damon Evans (as a young adult Alex Haley), and many others. A thoroughly rich and rewarding experience made even more spectacular because of its important subject matter.


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English | Mandingo

Release Date:

18 February 1979 (USA) See more »

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Roots: The Next Generations See more »

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1.33 : 1
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