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The complete version of Alex Haley's saga following a black man's search for his heritage, revealing an epic panorama of America's past. Dramatizing the shared heritage of millions of African Americans in an ennobling fashion, this milestone miniseries brought together dozens of black actors to create an accurate, if simplified, picture of several generations in one black family. The story begins with Kunta Kinte (Burton) going through his manhood trials in his Gambian village in Africa, only to be captured by slavers and shipped away to America.

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Available on Running time 573 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Historical Drama, Slavery, Books to Film: Alex Haley, American South, African America, 4 Bones
William Blinn, Ernest Kinoy, M. Charles Cohen, James H. Lee
John Amos, Maya Angelou, Ed Asner, Lloyd Bridges, LeVar Burton, Chuck Connors, Cicely Tyson, Ben Vereen, Sandy Duncan, Tanya Boyd, Lynda Day George, Lorne Greene, Burl Ives, O.J. Simpson, Todd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, MacDonald Carey, Olivia Cole, Leslie Uggams, Ossie Davis
Stevan Larner, Joseph M. Wilcots
David Greene, Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, Gilbert Moses
Quincy Jones, Gerald Fried
Stan Margulies, David L. Wolper

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julia (AKA)dark raven) (AKA also monkey ^_^)

it was boring yet exciting and it can put u to sleep exept for all the screaming wow! well my friends said that they could hear it well my one friend that waz in the class next to mine in the same period, she said that her teacher said that we were takin a test, which we took yesterday, and someone hadn't studied the night before and waz screamin lol that waz funny but the movie is pretty good so far!