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Roots

Best-selling author Alex Haley chronicles his genealogical roots from Kunta Kinte, who was abducted from his African homeland in 1765, to Chicken George, who eventually leads his family to freedom after the Civil War. The injustices and violence that depict the hardships of the times honor the memory of those lost to slavery, but also make this remarkable series recommendable only to older teens and parents. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 573
Theater Release:
Video Release: 15 Jan 2002
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Roots is rated Not Rated:

Studio: 2001 Warner Home Video

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Roots - Box artIn a village somewhere near the Gambia River, Binta (Cicely Tyson) struggles to give birth. Soon, proud father Omoro… 
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Why Is Roots Rated Not Rated?

Overall: A- Best-selling author Alex Haley chronicles his genealogical roots from Kunta Kinte, who was… 
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Slavery may have been abolished long ago, but prejudice has not. Why can’t changing… 
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