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Heat Wave (1990)

R
TV Movie | 100 min | Drama, History

The events that led to the 1965's racial riots in Watts, Los Angeles, are covered by a black messenger-turned-reporter at the L.A. Times, as he was one of the first correspondents to arrive at the scene. The movie also follows the troubled...See moreThe events that led to the 1965's racial riots in Watts, Los Angeles, are covered by a black messenger-turned-reporter at the L.A. Times, as he was one of the first correspondents to arrive at the scene. The movie also follows the troubled times he, his family and friends went through in one of the most tense and sad moments in American history. Written by Rodrigo Amaro See less
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Debra Neil-Fisher (as Debra Neil)
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Aug 13, 1990 (United States)

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45 cast members
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Cicely Tyson
Ruthana Richardson Ruthana Richardson   See fewer
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Blair Underwood
Bob Richardson Bob Richardson   See fewer
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James Earl Jones
Junius Johnson Junius Johnson   See fewer
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Margaret Avery
Roxie Turpin Roxie Turpin   See fewer
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David Strathairn
Bill Thomas Bill Thomas   See fewer
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Glenn Plummer
J.T. Turpin J.T. Turpin   See fewer
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Vondie Curtis-Hall
Clifford Turpin Clifford Turpin   See fewer
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Harold Pruett
John Riggs John Riggs   See fewer
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Adam Arkin
Art Berman Art Berman   See fewer
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Robert Hooks
Reverend Brooks Reverend Brooks   See fewer
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Michael Greene
Mr. Canfield Mr. Canfield   See fewer
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Charlie Korsmo
Jason (age 12) Jason (age 12)   See fewer
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Sally Kirkland
Mrs. Canfield Mrs. Canfield   See fewer
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T.E. Russell
Dominique Freeman Dominique Freeman   See fewer
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Stephanie Covington
Florence Blake Florence Blake   See fewer
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Janice McElroy
Rachel Freeman Rachel Freeman   See fewer
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Christopher M. Brown
Reggie Freeman Reggie Freeman   See fewer
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Emily Yancy
Guidance Counselor Guidance Counselor   See fewer
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Roger Grato III
Jason Canfield (age 6) Jason Canfield (age 6)   See fewer
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Bebe Drake
Winnie (as Bebe Drake-Massey) Winnie (as Bebe Drake-Massey)   See fewer
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Mark Rolston
Officer Zekanis Officer Zekanis   See fewer
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Randy Kirby
Lt. Keyes Lt. Keyes   See fewer
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Pepper Sweeney
Spook Hunter Spook Hunter   See fewer
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Shelly Lipkin
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Michael Milhoan
Patrolman 1 Patrolman 1   See fewer
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Michael Francis Clarke
Patrolman 2 Patrolman 2   See fewer
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Cliff Bemis
Site Foreman Site Foreman   See fewer
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Herman Poppe
Veteran Cop Veteran Cop   See fewer
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Jeannette Kerner
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Alan Johnson
Victor Denby Victor Denby   See fewer
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Betty Cole
Elderly Woman Elderly Woman   See fewer
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Robert Neches
Phil Fradkin Phil Fradkin   See fewer
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Kevin McDermott
Jack Gaunt Jack Gaunt   See fewer
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Tom Patton
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Tim Hutchinson
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Shavar Ross
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Clifton Powell
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Erik Kilpatrick
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Irvin Mosley Jr.
Propreitor (sic) Propreitor (sic)   See fewer
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Joe Casino
Construction Worker (uncredited) Construction Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robby George
Reporter / Police Officer (uncredited) Reporter / Police Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Troy Martin
National Guardsman (uncredited) National Guardsman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip Sadler
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 158 votes