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The Siege at Ruby Ridge (1996)

TV dramatization of the 1992 siege.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Vicki Weaver
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Randy Weaver
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Sara Weaver
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Kevin Harris
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Ralph Coulter
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Brian Jackson
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Indian
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Irma Coulter
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Gwen Coulter
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Bert Yeager
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George Millins
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Matthew Duncan (as Charlie Holiday)
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Don Crawford
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Harry Adams (as Chris Curry)
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A mini-series dramatization of the controversial 1992 attack by federal agents on the Idaho home of Randy Weaver, a white seperatist. The ten-day siege, begun over a minor gun charge, resulted in the deaths of Weaver's son, wife and dog, and a U.S. Marshall. The incident caused major public outcry against the FBI and U.S. Marshals. Written by Jonathan D. H. Parshall <parshall@citcom.net>

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19 May 1996 (USA)  »

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Every Knee Shall Bow: The Siege at Ruby Ridge  »

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The outdoor scenes were filmed in northern California north of Oroville near the Concow valley. Lake Concow can be seen in several shots including the opening credits in part 2 of the movie. The family home was constructed near the intersection of Concow Rd and Rim Rd. The shot of the train crossing one bridge with another bridge above it is the Pulga bridge along hwy 70. See more »

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Sara Weaver: [to the cop arresting her] You can't even look at my face, can you?
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References The Late Great Planet Earth (1979) See more »

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The Murderous Prologue to Waco
12 May 2007 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

Very few people even remember Ruby Ridge, let alone what occurred and this just might be the greatest tragedy of all. But Ruby Ridge was a watershed. It paved the way for government bureaucrats at ATF and the FBI to violently react to American citizens who failed to pay proper homage. It revealed the arrogance of government's non-elected officials and their contempt for "non-compliant" Americans.

My wife, a former supervisor at the US Department of Justice was riveted to the screen as she watched this DVD. On several occasions, she repeated "this is just the way they are!" For the life of me, I don't understand why this unfolding drama was given such a low rating. Maybe most people are in denial over what happens when Americans don't bow to authority or live according to "approved" rules. Whatever the reason, it's a travesty to this excellent movie and a tragedy for democracy.

As someone who has spent some twenty years in uniform as a Field Grade Officer and as an individual who has known many "Feds," I can tell you that this film captured their incompetence and duplicitous arrogance to perfection.

Only "Waco, The Rules of Engagement," has managed to better clarify the threat we all face. It comes from unaccountable unelected Federal civil servant bureaucrats who feel that they are not just above the law, but but hold the power of life and death over citizens who threaten their sense of self-importance.

"The Siege at Ruby Ridge," is a must see.


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