MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 27,377 this week

Heat Wave (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | History  -  13 August 1990 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 134 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2201 titles
created 06 May 2012
 
a list of 2822 titles
created 04 Nov 2012
 
a list of 9999 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 107 titles
created 28 Apr 2013
 
a list of 540 titles
created 30 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Heat Wave" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Heat Wave (TV Movie 1990)

Heat Wave (TV Movie 1990) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Heat Wave.
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A mother of two sons finds life considerably difficult on her own after the death of her beloved husband. Due to debt she must move them to Baltimore, and deal with the hardships and all ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Brickman
Stars: Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Arliss Howard
The Doctor (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jack McKee is a doctor with it all: he's successful, he's rich, and he has no problems.... until he is diagnosed with throat cancer. Now that he has seen medicine, hospitals, and doctors ... See full summary »

Director: Randa Haines
Stars: William Hurt, Christine Lahti, Elizabeth Perkins
Heatwave (1982)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A planned housing development in the mid 70's designed for an upstart Cockney immigrant developer, becomes the centre of controversy as tenants and squatters in the older houses refuse to move.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Judy Davis, Richard Moir, Chris Haywood
Riot (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories. In Gold Mountain, Jeff Lee ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Di Lello, David C. Johnson, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Dante Basco, Kieu Chinh, Mako
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Sadie thinks she's going insane. Edmund is sure he's being haunted. And Henry, well Henry's just racing daylight.

Director: Nicole Quinn
Stars: Melissa Leo, Jason Downs, Le Clanché du Rand
The Women of Brewster Place (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, which deals with several strong-willed women who live in a rundown housing project on Brewster Place in an unidentified eastern city; across three ... See full summary »

Director: Donna Deitch
Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Mary Alice, Olivia Cole
Percy & Thunder (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A retired boxer and his protege enter the big time.

Director: Ivan Dixon
Stars: Mick E. Jones, Ron Shipp, James Earl Jones
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A South-African preacher goes to search for his wayward son who has committed a crime in the big city.

Director: Darrell Roodt
Stars: Richard Harris, James Earl Jones, Vusi Kunene
Heat Wave (TV Movie 2009)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

When a sudden, unexplained rise in local temperatures threatens to turn the whole of Los Angeles county into a parched, lifeless desert, a scientist must put her theories into practice and ... See full summary »

Director: Rex Piano
Stars: Jamie Luner, Greg Evigan, Ted Monte
Heat Wave (2014)
Thriller
Director: Russ Russo
Stars: Kiowa Gordon, Jessica Jade Andres, Russ Russo
Last Flight Out (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Fact based story set in Saigon in April, 1975 shortly after the US combat troops have withdrawn and immediately before the Communist forces over run the city. American citizens try to help ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann
Stars: Dion Anderson, Eric Bogosian, Rosalind Chao
Murder in Mississippi (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Tom Hulce, Jennifer Grey, Blair Underwood
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Ruthana Richardson
...
Bob Richardson
...
Junius Johnson
...
Roxie Turpin
...
Bill Thomas
...
J.T. Turpin
...
Clifford Turpin
Paris Vaughan ...
Lada
Harold Pruett ...
John Riggs
...
Art Berman
...
Reverend Brooks
Michael Greene ...
Mr. Canfield
...
Jason (age 12)
...
Mrs. Canfield
...
Dominique Freeman
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 August 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Emeutes en Californie  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Heat Wave (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?