An African-American political activist is wrongfully imprisoned for killing two white policemen; he is unwary of yet another white lawyer who claims that he will help free him.

Writers:

(book), (teleplay)

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

We the People (1994)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Alan and his pregnant wife, Amy, plan to spend a quiet weekend at their isolated vacation home in the woods. They are joined by two other couples, Bill and Sheri and then Charles and Liz. ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Huff
Stars: James Brolin, Shawn Huff, Rob Roy Fitzgerald
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A tough, New York ex-cop relentlessly searches for his kidnapped teenage daughter whom is held by a twisted psycho after mistaking her for the daughter of a wealthy businessman.

Director: Robert Butler
Stars: James Brolin, Cliff Gorman, Richard S. Castellano
High Risk (1981)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Four American friends, badly needing money, decide to make a commando-like raid into a South American country and steal $5 million from the hacienda of an American-born drug dealer who ... See full summary »

Director: Stewart Raffill
Stars: James Brolin, Anthony Quinn, Lindsay Wagner
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A series of brutal murders in Boston sparks a seemingly endless and increasingly complex manhunt.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy
Back Stab (1990)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An architect goes to bed with a seductive stranger only to awaken beside the corpse of his boss.

Director: Jim Kaufman
Stars: James Brolin, Dorothée Berryman, Meg Foster
Deep Dark Secrets (TV Movie 1987)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A woman finds hidden truths when her husband disappears and is presumed dead.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Stars: James Brolin, Melody Anderson, Pamela Bellwood
Hotel (1983–1988)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The misadventures of the staff and guests of the St. Gregory Hotel.

Stars: James Brolin, Connie Sellecca, Nathan Cook
The Car (1977)
Action | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A mysterious black, sleek automobile terrorizes everyone it comes into contact with in a small town in Utah. The local sheriff may be the only person who can stop this menace which has been possessed by pure evil.

Director: Elliot Silverstein
Stars: James Brolin, Kathleen Lloyd, John Marley
Capricorn One (1977)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A NASA Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret...

Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Paul Marshall
...
Ray Ellsworth
...
Kariha Ellsworth
Robert G. Denison ...
Barnes
Louis Giambalvo ...
Glenn Landis
...
Molly Slavin
John McLiam ...
Judge Collier
Teddy Wilson ...
Jay King
...
Garza
John Calvin ...
Dennis Dowie
Clinton Derricks-Carroll ...
Lyle Hawkins
Cleavant Derricks
...
Ferguson
Woody Eney ...
Bishop
Dorothy Fielding ...
Beth
Edit

Storyline

An African-American political activist is wrongfully imprisoned for killing two white policemen; he is unwary of yet another white lawyer who claims that he will help free him.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 January 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ambush Mörder  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There was a male narrator at the beginning of the film, and also at the end of the film, speaking over an on screen written epilogue, however, no cast credit was given for the narrator. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss The Ambush Murders (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?