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Roots, the gift

Author: Louis GossettLeVar BurtonAvery BrooksDavid L WolperAlex HaleyAll authors
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : Warner Home Video, [1992], ©1988.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an expansion of the Roots saga with a Christmas theme, three years after Kunta Kinte's first unsuccessful attempt to escape slavery, the Mandinka warrior tries again via the Underground Railroad. He has occasion to give the gift of freedom to several of his fellow runaway slaves, and in turn receives the gift of life from an unexpected source, the plantation master's son.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Gossett; LeVar Burton; Avery Brooks; David L Wolper; Alex Haley; Warner Bros. Television.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790714426 : 9780790714424
OCLC Number: 26954725
Language Note: In Spanish.
Notes: Based upon characters from the novel Roots created by Alex Haley.
Videocassette release of the 1988 MTV motion picture.
Not rated.
"11837."
Credits: Director of photography, John A. Alonzo ; music, Gerald Fried ; editor, Stanford C. Allen.
Cast: Louis Gossett, Jr., LeVar Burton, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Shaun Cassidy, John McMartin, Jerry Hardin, Annabella Price, Michael Learned.
Description: 1 videocassette (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS hi-fi; digitally processed.
Other Titles: Gift
Responsibility: a David L. Wolper production in association with Warner Bros. Television ; produced by Mark M. Wolper ; written by D.M. Eyre, Jr. ; directed by Kevin Hooks.

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In an expansion of the Roots saga with a Christmas theme, three years after Kunta Kinte's first unsuccessful attempt to escape slavery, the Mandinka warrior tries again via the Underground Railroad. He has occasion to give the gift of freedom to several of his fellow runaway slaves, and in turn receives the gift of life from an unexpected source, the plantation master's son.

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