Roots: The Next Generations

Roots: The Next Generations
Type TV MiniSeries
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama, Sequel, Historical
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Georg Stanford Brown Actor Tom Harvey 1 1000001
Olivia de Havilland Actor Mrs Warner 1 1000002
Henry Fonda Actor Colonel Frederick Warner 1 1000003
Paul Koslo Actor Earl Crowther 1 1000004
Avon Long Actor Chicken George 1 1000005
Lynne Moody Actor Irene Harvey 1 1000006
Greg Morris Actor Beeman Jones 1 1000007
Marc Singer Actor Andy Warner 1 1000008
Richard Thomas Actor Jim Warner 1 1000009
Fay Hauser Actor Carrie Barden 1 1000010
Brian Mitchell Actor John Dolan 1 1000011
Debbi Morgan Actor Elizabeth Harvey 1 1000012
Kathleen Doyle Actor Lucy Damson 1 1000013
Ja'Net Bois Actor Sally Harvey 1 1000014
Slim Gaillard Actor Sam Wesley 1 1000015
Harry Morgan Actor Bob Campbell 1 1000016
Roger Mosley Actor Lee Garnet 1 1000017
Stan Shaw Actor Will Palmer 1 1000018
Irene Cara Actor Bertha Palmer 1 1000019
James Daly Actor RSM Boyce 1 1000020
Ossie Davis Actor Dad Jones 1 1000021
Ruby Dee Actor Queen Haley 1 1000022
Dorian Harewood Actor Simon Haley 1 1000023
Kene Holliday Actor Detroit 1 1000024
George Voskovec Actor Mr Goldstein 1 1000025
Hal Williams Actor Aleck Haley 1 1000026
Bever-Leigh Banfield Actor Cynthia Palmer 1 1000027
Bernie Casey Actor Bubba Haywood 1 1000028
Pam Grier Actor Francey 1 1000029
Rosey Grier Actor Big Slew Johnson 1 1000030
Gerald O'Loughlin Actor Captain Bowker 1 1000031
Percy Rodrigues Actor Boyd Moffatt 1 1000032
John Rubinstein Actor Lieutenant Hamilton Ten Eyck 1 1000033
Diana Douglas Actor Mrs Andy Warner 1 1000034
Jason Wingreen Actor Judge Quartermain 1 1000035
Maidie Norman Actor Sister Scrap Scott 1 1000036
Bruce French Actor Calloway 1 1000037
Robert Culp Actor Lyle Pettijohn 1 1000038
Dina Merrill Actor Mrs Hickinger 1 1000039
Brock Peters Actor Ab Decker 1 1000040
Beah Richards Actor Cynthia Palmer 1 1000041
Paul Winfield Actor Dr Horace Huguley 1 1000042
Lynn Hamilton Actor Cousin Georgia 1 1000043
Kristoff St John Actor Alex Haley--Age 8 1 1000044
Logan Ramsey Actor D L Lewis 1 1000045
Dennis Fimple Actor Sheriff Duffy 1 1000046
Debbie Allen Actor Nan Branch Haley 1 1000047
Damon Evans Actor Alex Haley--Age 17-25 1 1000048
Andy Griffith Actor Commander Robert Munroe 1 1000049
Diahann Carroll Actor Zeona--Mrs Simon Haley 1 1000050
Rafer Johnson Actor Nelson 1 1000051
Carmen McRae Actor Lila 1 1000052
John Hancock Actor Scotty 1 1000053
Della Reese Actor Mrs Lydia Branch 1 1000054
Telma Hopkins Actor Daisy 1 1000055
Milt Kogan Actor Mel Klein 1 1000056
Barbara Barrie Actor Dodie Brattle 1 1000057
Marlon Brando Actor George Lincoln Rockwell 1 1000058
James Broderick Actor Dr Lewis 1 1000059
Lee Chamberlin Actor Odile Richards 1 1000060
Michael Constantine Actor Dr Vansina 1 1000061
Norman Fell Actor Bernie Raymond 1 1000062
Al Freeman Actor Malcolm X 1 1000063
James Earl Jones Actor Alex Haley 1 1000064
Claudia McNeil Actor Sister Will Ada 1 1000065
Linda Hopkins Actor Singer 1 1000066
Bobby Short Actor Pianist 1 1000067
Jane Rose Actor Mrs Bulfinch 1 1000068
Howard Rollins Actor George Haley 1 1000069
Johnny Sekka Actor Ebou Manga 1 1000070
Michael Alldredge Actor n/a 1 1000071
Mary Betten Actor n/a 1 1000072
Earl Billings Actor n/a 1 1000073
John Carter Actor n/a 1 1000074
Frederick Combs Actor n/a 1 1000075
Patrick Cronin Actor n/a 1 1000076
Stefan Crutchfield Actor n/a 1 1000077
Joel Fluellen Actor n/a 1 1000078
Lou Frizzel Actor n/a 1 1000079
Ted Gehring Actor n/a 1 1000080
Albert Hall Actor n/a 1 1000081
Jerry Hardin Actor n/a 1 1000082
Luise Heath Actor n/a 1 1000083
Bill Henderson Actor n/a 1 1000084
Ernie Hudson Actor n/a 1 1000085
James Keane Actor n/a 1 1000086
Don Keefer Actor n/a 1 1000087
Damu King Actor n/a 1 1000088
Charles Lampkin Actor n/a 1 1000089
Les Lannom Actor n/a 1 1000090
Ebou Magna Actor n/a 1 1000091
Pat McNamara Actor n/a 1 1000092
Gerald McRaney Actor n/a 1 1000093
William Mims Actor n/a 1 1000094
Zakes Mokae Actor n/a 1 1000095
Michael Morgan Actor n/a 1 1000096
Abdoulaye N'Gom Actor n/a 1 1000097
Fred Pinkard Actor n/a 1 1000098
Albert Popwell Actor n/a 1 1000099
J Preston Actor n/a 1 1000100
James Ray Actor n/a 1 1000101
Albert Reed Actor n/a 1 1000102
Charlie Robinson Actor n/a 1 1000103
Don Ross Actor n/a 1 1000104
Timothy Scott Actor n/a 1 1000105
Mel Stewart Actor n/a 1 1000106
W Stratton Actor n/a 1 1000107
Fred Stuthman Actor n/a 1 1000108
Cynthia Sye Actor n/a 1 1000109
Philip Thomas Actor n/a 1 1000111
Ticker Thompson Actor n/a 1 1000112
Royce Wallace Actor n/a 1 1000113
Charles Weldon Actor n/a 1 1000114
Wendell Wright Actor n/a 1 1000115
David Wolper Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Stan Margulies Producer n/a 3 3000002
Ernest Kinoy Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Sydney Glass Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Thad Mumford Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Daniel Wilcox Screenplay n/a 120778 4000004
John McGreevey Screenplay n/a 120778 4000005
Ernest Kinoy Creator n/a 120808 4000006
Alex Haley Source Material (from novel) from novels("Roots" and "Search") 120793 4000007
Joseph Wilcots Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Robbe Roberts Editor n/a 172 7000001
Neil Travis Editor n/a 172 7000002
David Saxon Editor n/a 172 7000003
John Wheeler Editor n/a 172 7000004
Gerald Fried Music n/a 120781 8000001
William Webb Set Decorator n/a 165 9000001
Robert MacKichan Art Director art direction 183 9000002
Tom Dawson Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Leonard Chase Hair hairstyles 120794 13000002
Ken Chase Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Willie Burton Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Russ Hessey Special Effects n/a 168 23000001
Synopsis
The unparalleled success of "Roots" in 1977 prompted this continuation of Alex Haley's saga, beginning with the events where its predecessor ended in 1882 and bringing the story to the present with James Earl Jones playing Haley and Marlon Brando as American Nazi leader George Lincoln Rockwell, who agreed to an interview in the 1960s with Haley for "Playboy." Brando won an Emmy (as Outstanding Supporting Actor) for his ten-minute cameo part, his television acting debut. "Roots: The Next Generations" covered fourteen television hours, two more than its predecessor, with only Georg Stanford Brown and Lynne Moody (as Tom Harvey and his wife Irene, Alex Haley's great-great-grandparents) continuing the roles they began in "Roots." Brown also directed several hours of the sequel.<P>Like its predecessor, "Roots: The Next Generations" was an Emmy Award winner as Outstanding Limited Series, with other nominations also going to Ruby Dee as Outstanding Supporting actress, to Al Freeman Jr. and Paul Winfield as Outstanding Supporting Actor (in competition with Brando) to writer Ernest Kinoy (for Episode 1) and to the makeup experts (for Episode 3).
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