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Roots

An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants.


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Genres: Drama, History

Stars: Herbert Cavalier Jr. Jonathan Rhys Meyers Malachi Kirby Forest Whitaker Laurence Fishburne Babs Olusanmokun

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S1 E1: Season 1 Episode 1

In 1750 in the river region of The Gambia in West Africa, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, have their first child, a son named Kunta. Kunta is trained in Mandinka customs and is a dedicated student...


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S1 E2: Season 1 Episode 2

In 1775, Kunta is working on the Waller farm when he meets English Redcoats encouraging slaves to run away and join the English army. The slaves are promised freedom if they fight for King George....


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S1 E3: Season 1 Episode 3

As George grows to manhood, he exhibits traits of both parents. Like Tom Lea, he loves cockfighting and carousing; an accomplished trainer of gamecocks, he earns the nickname "Chicken George." He...


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S1 E4: Season 1 Episode 4

After more than 20 years in England, Chicken George is given his freedom and he returns to the Lea farm. In his absence, his family was sold off to North Carolina, where he tracks them down. He is...


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