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The Killing of Randy Webster (1981)

A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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John Webster
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Billie Webster
James Whitmore Jr. ...
Officer Vane
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Amy Wheeler
Nancy Malone ...
Lois Carter
Gary McCleery ...
Randy Webster
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Nick Hanson
Richard Beauchamp ...
Carlos Vega
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Officer A.D. Jakes
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Officer Bob Draxel
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May Wheeler
Robert G. Denison ...
D.A. Mike King
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Sonny Manse
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Don Fremont
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A young man is shot and killed in an altercation with Houston police. His father doesn't believe the police version of the incident and starts digging around on his own.

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11 March 1981 (USA)  »

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La muerte de Randy Webster  »

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Three actors would appear together a year later in Fast Times At Ridgemont High: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Anthony Edwards. See more »

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Wonderful TV-movie
14 August 1999 | by (Jacksonville Beach, Florida) – See all my reviews

It's sort of a scaled-down, TV version of RASHOMON--not on that level, to be sure, but quite well-done on its own standards.

Excellent performances from future man-and-wife Hal Holbrook and Dixie Carter, as well as future stars Anthony Edwards ("ER"), Sean Penn, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.


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