Roots: The Gift (1988) Movie Details

Roots: The Gift (PG)
Kevin Hooks
Gerald Fried
1 hr 40 mins
Rating: 6.4/10 from 96 users

Roots: The Gift Movie Cast

LeVar Burton
as Kunta Kinte
Louis Gossett, Jr.
as Fiddler
Jerry Hardin
as Reynolds
Kate Mulgrew
as Hattie Carraway
Shaun Cassidy
as Edmund Parker, Jr.
Avery Brooks
as Cletus Moyer
Michael Learned
as Amelia
John McMartin
as Edmund Parker, Sr.
Brandy Brown
Brandy Brown as Arabella
Maria Bryant
Maria Bryant as Lilly
Annabella Price
as Sarah
Fran Bennett
Fran Bennett as May
Tim Russ
as Marcellus

Roots: The Gift Crew List

Writer : David Eyre Jr.
Director :
Executive Producer : Bernard Sofronski , David L. Wolper
Producer : Mark Wolper
Original Music Composer :
Cinematography : John A. Alonzo
Editor : , Stanford C. Allen
Director of Photography : John A. Alonzo

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In December 1775, Cletus Moyer is a free black Northerner in colonial America, helping slaves escape captivity. In the days just prior to Christmas, a group of bounty hunters captures Moyer. Because of his capture, dozens of slaves who have already left their plantations are in danger of being captured as well. Moyer implores two slaves from a nearby plantation to take his place: Kunta Kinte, a Mandinka in his mid-twenties who was captured in what is now Gambia, and Fiddler, an elderly man who was born into slavery. Kunta is eager to help (and to escape himself), but Fiddler is unwilling, fearful of the consequences if they are caught.

Roots: The Gift

Roots: The Gift is a 1988 English Film stars LeVar Burton , David Eyre Jr. , Kevin Hooks , Bernard Sofronski , David L. Wolper , Mark Wolper , Gerald Fried , John A. Alonzo , , Louis Gossett, Jr. , Jerry Hardin , Kate Mulgrew , Shaun Cassidy , Avery Brooks , Michael Learned , John McMartin , Brandy Brown , Maria Bryant , Ernest Harden Jr. , Annabella Price , Fran Bennett , Tim Russ , Stanford C. Allen , John A. Alonzo , directed by Kevin Hooks & music by Gerald Fried.