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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.
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2016  
Nominated for 7 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »

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Herbert Cavalier Jr. ...
 Town Folk (4 episodes, 2016)
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 Tom Lea (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Kunta Kinte (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Fiddler (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Alex Haley (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Omoro Kinte (3 episodes, 2016)
Kerry Sims ...
 Slave (3 episodes, 2016)
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 Dr. William Waller (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Chicken George (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Belle (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Patricia Lea (2 episodes, 2016)
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 John Waller (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Matilda (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Silla Ba Dibba (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Elizabeth Waller (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Kizzy (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Connelly (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Sir Eric Russell (2 episodes, 2016)
Nokuthula Ledwaba ...
 Binta Kinte (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Miss Malizy (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Kintango (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Kunta Kinte Dbl / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
Cortney McClelland Jr. ...
 Newborn Chicken George (2 episodes, 2016)
David Shiflett ...
 Chicken Fight Gambler (2 episodes, 2016)
Darrell L. Shuler ...
 Waller Slave (2 episodes, 2016)
Calvin Williams ...
 Waller Slave / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
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 Confederate Soldier / ... (2 episodes, 2016)
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An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African man sold to slavery in America, and his descendants.

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The groundbreaking series reimagined See more »

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Drama | History

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30 May 2016 (USA)  »

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Gyökerek  »

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Retelling of the popular mini series from the late 70s. See more »

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(From the trailer) when the cannon is exploding, all the gun crew are wearing wide red stripes on their trouser kegs. The stripe was only worn by sergeants. However in the scene the cannon is being tested, ALL the crew are specialist NCOs and the scene comes at the very beginning of the Civil War, before there has been much action. Hence the artillerymen are carrying no personal weapons and their uniforms are particularly clean (before the explosion) and all have red trouser stripes. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.20 (2016) See more »

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Is this a joke?
21 February 2017 | by (Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

A few weeks before I happened on this re-make I had once again enjoyed watching Zulu. There is the wonderful opening scene of bare-breasted maidens ceremonially dancing with their little spears under the shocked eyes of Ulla Jacobsson in her role as missionary Margareta Witt ... and that was in 1964. So what do we have in 2016? Women prancing around in perfectly fitted bras and bodices. Good grief, I am not being salacious, but that is so risible, and it just paved the way for more politically correct rubbish and distorted history to avoid triggering the sensibilities of today's snowflake generation. When will I ever learn to avoid re-makes?


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