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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 ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Ann-Margret ...  Sally Jackson 3 episodes, 1993
Patricia Clarkson ...  Lizzie 3 episodes, 1993
Tim Daly ...  Col. James Jackson Jr. 3 episodes, 1993
Ossie Davis ...  Parson Dick 3 episodes, 1993
Danny Glover ...  Alec Haley 3 episodes, 1993
Jasmine Guy ...  Easter 3 episodes, 1993
Martin Sheen ...  James Jackson Sr. 3 episodes, 1993
Madge Sinclair ...  Dora 3 episodes, 1993
Sada Thompson 3 episodes, 1993
Paul Winfield ...  Cap'n Jack 3 episodes, 1993
Halle Berry ...  Queen 3 episodes, 1993
George Grizzard ...  Mr. Cherry 2 episodes, 1993
Raven-Symoné ...  Queen / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Dennis Haysbert ...  Davis 2 episodes, 1993
Leo Burmester ...  Henderson 2 episodes, 1993
Frances Conroy ...  Mrs. Benson 2 episodes, 1993
Linda Hart ...  Mrs. Henderson 2 episodes, 1993
Richard Jenkins ...  Mr. Benson 2 episodes, 1993
Erik King 2 episodes, 1993
Jane Krakowski ...  Jane 2 episodes, 1993
Patrick Malone ...  Simon 2 episodes, 1993
Peter Maloney ...  Perkins 2 episodes, 1993
Jussie Smollett ...  Simon / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Charlotte Moore ...  Mrs. Perkins 2 episodes, 1993
Christopher Allport ...  Union Officer 2 episodes, 1993
James McDaniel 2 episodes, 1993
Samuel E. Wright ...  Alfred 2 episodes, 1993
Tim Guinee ...  Wesley 2 episodes, 1993
Christine Jones Christine Jones ...  Sarah Jackson 2 episodes, 1993
Tom Nowicki ...  Kirkman 2 episodes, 1993
Ed Grady ...  Doctor 2 episodes, 1993
Martin G. James Martin G. James ...  Young Confederate Soldier / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Chaz Lamar Shepherd ...  Young Abner 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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Drama | Romance

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alex Haley's Queen See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Frances Conroy and Richard Jenkins went on to play a married couple on Six Feet Under (2001). 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 khatcher-2See 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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