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History Drama Rated: 7+ (PG)19881h 40mOn: Rent or Buy Only Tags: Holiday Country: America

In December 1775, Cletus Moyer is a free black Northerner in colonial America, helping slaves escape captivity. In the days just prior to Christmas, a group of bounty hunters captures Moyer. Because of his capture, dozens of slaves who have already left their plantations are in danger of being captured as well. Moyer implores two slaves from a nearby plantation to take his place: Kunta Kinte, a Mandinka in his mid-twenties who was captured in what is now Gambia, and Fiddler, an elderly man who was born into slavery. Kunta is eager to help (and to escape himself), but Fiddler is unwilling, fearful of the consequences if they are caught.Roots: The Gift featuring LeVar Burton and Louis Gossett Jr. is available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Prime Video, and available for purchase on FandangoNOW. It's a drama and history movie with an average IMDb audience rating of 6.6 (541 votes).

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#27,638 Ranked Movie

#744 Ranked in Holiday Movies

#1965 Ranked in History Movies

#16443 Ranked in Drama Movies

Roots: The Gift has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.6 (541 votes). The movie is not very popular with Reelgood users lately.

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