Roots: The Gift

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Roots: The Gift is a 1988 television film. It is the third installment of the Roots series, which traces the maternal family history of African American author Alex Haley, starting with his fourth great-grandfather Kunta Kinte. read more

Roots: The Gift is a 1988 television film. It is the third installment of the Roots series, which traces the maternal family history of African American author Alex Haley, starting with his fourth great-grandfather Kunta Kinte. The film premiered on ABC on December 11, 1988, with AT&T as the sole national sponsor for the broadcast. LeVar Burton and Louis Gossett Jr. reprise their respective roles of Kunta Kinte and Fiddler. The film takes place between the second and third episodes of the original Roots miniseries.

Original Release

12/11/1988

Cast

LeVar Burton Kunta Kinte
Louis Gossett Jr. Fiddler
Jerry Hardin Reynolds
Kate Mulgrew Hattie Carraway
Shaun Cassidy Edmund Parker, Jr.
Avery Brooks Cletus Moyer
Michael Learned Amelia
John McMartin Edmund Parker, Sr.
Brandy Brown Arabella
Maria Bryant Lilly
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Kevin Hooks

Writers

David Eyre Jr.

Cast

Producers

Bernard Sofronski Executive Producer
David L. Wolper Executive Producer
Mark Wolper Producer

Editors

Stanford C. Allen

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