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1977 Rated NR 9hr 40m

This legendary TV miniseries -- an adaptation of author Alex Haley's groundbreaking novel that details the history of his own family from slavery to emancipation -- received five Emmy Awards, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Dramatic TV Series. With a dynamic ensemble cast, this rousing epic features LeVar Burton, in his acting debut, portraying Haley's ancestor, Kunta Kinte, who was kidnapped from his African village and sold into slavery.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.