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Heat Wave (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History  -  13 August 1990 (USA)
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Ruthana Richardson
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Bob Richardson
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Junius Johnson
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Roxie Turpin
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Bill Thomas
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J.T. Turpin
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Clifford Turpin
Paris Vaughan ...
Lada
Harold Pruett ...
John Riggs
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Art Berman
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Reverend Brooks
Michael Greene ...
Mr. Canfield
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Jason (age 12)
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Mrs. Canfield
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Dominique Freeman
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Smart Story Of Watts Riots
1 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an intelligent, well-done story about the Watts' riots in Los Angeles back in 1965. An intelligent cast is featured here, too, with Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood, James Earl Jones and Sally Kirkland.

Language-wise, this is a surprisingly clean movie. Even more of a shock is to see a good Christian woman in the lead (Tyson as "Ruthana Richardson") You don't see that too often in films anymore. Blair and Underwood play likable characters as well.

This is a good movie the whole family could enjoy. However, it's not one you're likely to watch many times. It's just not that riveting, but certainly deserves more attention that it's getting here with just a handful of reviews. Worth seeing and discussing.


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