Roots: The Gift Movie Review 1988

Information and Film Reviews for Roots: The Gift the Movie

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It's Christmas 1770, and Kunte Kinte (Burton) and Fiddler (Gossett) try to escape slavery via the Underground Railroad. In their attempt, they wind up giving the gift of freedom to several of their fellow slaves.

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Available on VHS
Running time 94 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, African America, Slavery, Books to Film: Alex Haley, Christmas
Cast
Louis Gossett, LeVar Burton, Michael Learned, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Shaun Cassidy, John McMartin
Cinematography
John A. Alonzo
Director
Kevin Hooks

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