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Heat Wave (1990)

The events that led to the 1965's racial riots in Watts, Los Angeles, are covered by a black messenger-turned-reporter at the L.A. Times, as he was one of the first correspondents to arrive... See full summary »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Junius Johnson
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Roxie Turpin
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Bill Thomas
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Clifford Turpin
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Lada
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John Riggs
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Art Berman
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Reverend Brooks
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Jason (age 12)
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Dominique Freeman
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The events that led to the 1965's racial riots in Watts, Los Angeles, are covered by a black messenger-turned-reporter at the L.A. Times, as he was one of the first correspondents to arrive at the scene. The movie also follows the troubled times he, his family and friends went through in one of the most tense and sad moments in American history. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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Drama | History

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13 August 1990 (USA)  »

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Emeutes en Californie  »

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1.33 : 1
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In two scenes Bob Richardson mentions that he's an admirer of famous journalist Edward R. Murrow in order to impress his future employers at the Los Angeles Times. The newspaper chief editor is played by David Strathairn, who played Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005). See more »

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Bob Richardson: He loved you.
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Mini review of Heat Wave
23 September 1998 | by See all my reviews

Intelligently and insightfully written, movingly played. Heat Wave is hot!


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