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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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Followed by In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance (1994) See more »

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Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
19 September 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

There is no denying that Tim Daly's performance is stunning. But, it would seem that he was the only person working on this cartoonish debacle who did any research.

Now, what we have here is a question of motive. Why did they make this film without any access to the facts? (After all, the film was in post production before the siege was over) Were they making art? No. Were they documenting the truth? No. They didn't know what the truth was at that time. Were they trying the save the ATF from budget cutting and possible disbandment? I'll put my vote on yes.

This is a dangerous piece of propaganda, which holds murderers up as heroes, and displays people who are defending themselves as psychos.

Oh, and where was the scene where the FBI agents opened fire on the women and children who were hiding in the kitchen area to protect themselves from the CS gas? In fact, where was the CS gas?


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