“ROOTS: The Gift”
In “ROOTS: The Gift,” a two-hour movie for television from David L. Wolper Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, Oscar-and-Emmy winner Louis Gossett, Jr. and LeVar Burton reprise their critically acclaimed roles from the highly successful “ROOTS” miniseries.
In this telefeature, which is based on an idea and characters by “ROOTS” author Alex Haley, Gossett again portrays the seasoned plantation slave, Fiddler, and Burton will be seen as Kunta Kinte, the young African who was captured and sold into slavery in America. Avery Brooks plays a new character, Moyer, a freed slave who affects the lives of both Fiddler and Kunta.
Also appearing in the movie are Kate Mulgrew as Hattie Carraway, the female leader of a group of men who capture slaves for money; Shaun Cassidy as Edmund Parker, Jr., a young man critical of the ways of slavery; John McMartin as...