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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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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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Smart ass kid goes looking for fun and adventure
11 May 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

A psychologically abused teen, unable to settle down, goes to another city and gets himself bumped off by the local law. His distraught parents then spend several years trying to prove the police had no business shooting the boy, who the police said had a gun at the time of his death. Good drama about a pair of parents who were unfit for their role as childraisers, but who cared enough to seek justice for their child's death. Really gives the law a black eye.


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