Roots (TV Mini-Series 1977)

TV Mini-Series  |  TV-14  |   |  Biography, Drama, History


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A dramatization of author Alex Haley's family line from ancestor Kunta Kinte's enslavement to his descendants' liberation.


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Trivia

When the miniseries debuted on ABC, it was presented as a factual history of Alex Haley's family. Historians and genealogists have found critical errors in his research work. Most of the story is either unsupported or contradicted by the available evidence.


Quotes

Kunta Kinti: Chains ain't right for niggers, Fiddler!


Goofs

Kizzy, a slave who works in the fields, has long, beautifully manicured fingernails.

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Genres

Biography | Drama | History | War

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