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In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (1993)

Religious fanatics are barricaded in a building, and surrounded by police. But they're not going to surrender, they prefer to die.

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Religious fanatics are barricaded in a building, and surrounded by police. But they're not going to surrender, they prefer to die.

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Rated R for graphic depiction of a shootout | See all certifications »
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Follows In the Line of Duty: Street War (1992) See more »

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So poorly done, the writer apologized.
23 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This slip-shod piece of government propaganda was rushed to production before the final fire killed over 75 men, women and children. Although the disclaimer at the beginning of the film claims it was thoroughly researched, the stereotypes in which the characters were portrayed were comical, if not tragic misrepresentations. Filled with downright lies, the writer of this garbage later apologized to the surviving members and the families of those lost for his role in perpetuating the horrible myths surrounding David Koresh and his followers. (See David Thibodeau's _A Place Called Waco_, page 207 and writer Phil Penningroth's own "Righting Waco: Confessions of a Hollywood Propagandist" available at http://www.killingthebuddha.com/dogma/righting_waco.htm) This piece does play a role in the history of the standoff, as a clear example of the dead wrong information surrounding the standoff and raid. Therefore, take it with a grain of salt.


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