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Roots (1977)



Roots

(1977)

Drama / Family (TV Miniseries)

570 minutes

Directed by David Greene, Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, Gilbert Moses

Cast:

LeVar Burton as Young Kunta Kinte (4 episodes)
Olivia Cole as Mathilda (5 episodes)
Louis Gossett Jr. as Fiddler (4 episodes)
Ben Vereen as Chicken George Moore (4 episodes)
Vic Morrow as Ames (4 episodes)
John Amos as Kunta Kinte aka Toby (3 episodes)
Ji-Tu Cumbuka as Wrestler (3 episodes)
Edward Asner as Captain Davies (3 episodes)
Lynda Day George as Mrs. Reynolds (3 episodes)
Robert Reed as Dr. William Reynolds (3 episodes)
Madge Sinclair as Belle Reynolds (3 episodes)
Chuck Connors as Tom Moore (3 episodes)
Sandy Duncan as Missy Anne Reynolds (3 episodes)
Leslie Uggams as Kizzy Reynolds (3 episodes)
Carolyn Jones as Mrs. Moore (3 episodes)
Lloyd Bridges as Evan Brent (3 episodes)
Georg Stanford Brown as Tom Harvey (3 episodes)
Brad Davis as Ol' George Johnson (3 episodes)
Lane Binkley as Martha Johnson (3 episodes)
Tracey Gold as Young Missy Reynolds (3 episodes)
Hilly Hicks as Lewis (3 episodes)
Lynne Moody as Irene Harvey (3 episodes)
Austin Stoker as Virgil (3 episodes)
Ralph Waite as Third mate Slater (3 episodes)
Cicely Tyson as Binta (2 episodes)
Thalmus Rasulala as Omoro (2 episodes)
Moses Gunn as Kintango (2 episodes)
Hari Rhodes as Brima Cesay (2 episodes)
Ren Woods as Fanta (2 episodes)
Ernest Lee Thomas as Kailuba (2 episodes)
Lorne Greene as John Reynolds (2 episodes)
Scatman Crothers as Mingo (2 episodes)
George Hamilton as Stephen Bennett (2 episodes)
Lillian Randolph as Sister Sara (2 episodes)
Richard Roundtree as Sam Bennett (2 episodes)
Thayer David as Harlan (2 episodes)
John Quade as Sheriff Biggs (2 episodes)
Maya Angelou as Nyo Boto (1 episode)
O. J. Simpson as Kadi Touray (1 episode)
Beverly Todd as Fanta as an adult (1 episode)
Paul Shenar as John Carrington (1 episode)
Gary Collins as Grill (1 episode)
Raymond St. Jacques as The drummer (1 episode)
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as Noah (1 episode)
John Schuck as Ordell (1 episode)
Macdonald Carey as Squire James (1 episode)
Ian McShane as Sir Eric Russell (1 episode)
Doug McClure as Jemmy Brent (1 episode)
Burl Ives as Senator Arthur Johnson (1 episode)
Roxie Roker as Melissa (1 episode)
Charles Cyphers as Drake (1 episode)
Todd Bridges as Bud (1 episode)
Ross Chapman as Sergeant Williams (1 episode)
Grand L. Bush as Captured runaway slave (1 episode)
Yvonne De Carlo as Slave owner's wife (1 episode)

Based on Alex Haley's novel "Roots: The Saga of an American Family", the TV miniseries aired on ABC for eight consecutives nights from January 23 to January 30, 1977 for a total of 570 minutes.

It told the story of a 15 year old Mandinka warrior named Kunta Kinte, born to parents Omoro and Binta Kinte, during the 1750's in the West African nation of Gambia who is captured by slave traders and brought against his will to the America 's.




Directors:
Actors: John Amos, Edward Asner, Lloyd Bridges, LeVar Burton, Macdonald Carey, Gary Collins, Chuck Connors, Scatman Crothers, Yvonne De Carlo, Lynda Day George, Louis Gossett Jr., Lorne Greene, Moses Gunn, George Hamilton, Burl Ives, Carolyn Jones, Doug McClure, Vic Morrow, Robert Reed, Richard Roundtree, Cicely Tyson, Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, Ralph Waite
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Matinee Classics - Roots starring LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Ben Vereen, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Edward Asner, Lynda Day George, Robert Reed, Madge Sinclair, Chuck Connors, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Carolyn Jones, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Sanford Brown
Matinee Classics - Roots starring LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Ben Vereen, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Edward Asner, Lynda Day George, Robert Reed, Madge Sinclair, Chuck Connors, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Carolyn Jones, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Sanford Brown
Matinee Classics - Roots starring LeVar Burton, Olivia Cole, Louis Gossett Jr., Ben Vereen, Vic Morrow, John Amos, Ji-Tu Cumbuka, Edward Asner, Lynda Day George, Robert Reed, Madge Sincalir, Chuck Connors, Sandy Duncan, Leslie Uggams, Carolyn Jones, Lloyd Bridges, Georg Stanford Brown, Brad Davis, Lane Binkley, Tracey Gold, Hilly Hicks, Lynne Moody, Austin Stoker, Ralph Waite, Cicely Tyson, Thalmus  Rasulala, Moses Gunn, Hari Rhodes, Ren Woods, Ernest Lee Thomas, Lorne Greene, Scatman Crothers,


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