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A series in 13 parts by ALEX HALEY The extraordinary saga of one man's search for his roots which led to a best-selling book and two highly successful television series on both sides of the Atlantic, starring
3: 1776/ Kunta Kinte is now 30 years old and still rebellious. He tries yet again to escape and this time his punishment seems certain to put an end to any further attempts to run away.
Written for television by JAMES LEE and WILLIAM BLINN Produced by STAN MARGULIES
A david WOLPER production


Unknown: Alex Haley
Television By: James Lee
Television By: William Blinn
Produced By: Stan Margulies
Directed By: Marvin J. Chomsky
the adult Kunta Kinte (Toby): John Amos
Mrs Reynolds: Lynda Day George
Fiddler: Louis Gossett Jr
John Reynolds: Lome Greene
Ames: Vic Morrow
Dr William Reynolds: Robert Reed
Drummer: Raymond St Jacques
Bell: Madge Sinclair
Fanta: Beverley Todd
Grill: Gary Collins
McClung: Lee Jones-De Broux
Genelva: Tanya .L Boyd
Harlan: Thayer David

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