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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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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
Chris Currie ...
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 film takes place in August 1992. See more »

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Sara Weaver: [while seeing the crowd gathered at her family's house] All of this for a family.
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References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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moving, eye-opening, and faithful to the book
6 August 2002 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

A faithful adaptation of the excellent book, "Every Knee Shall Bow", which documented the tragedy of the Ruby Ridge incident. The first half of the movie introduces the Weaver family and friends and sets the scene for the dramatic, heartbreaking confrontation in the second half. Halfway through, one is made to feel glad the Weavers are not your neighbor. But by the end one is overwhelmed by the murderous injustice the Weavers suffer at the hands of the Federal Government. Excellent acting helps portray the Weavers as real human beings with faults and virtues instead of as devil or martyr cardboard cutouts.

The Ruby Ridge incident went largely unnoticed by the American Public until the exact same team of FBI agents were involved in the burndown of Waco a mere eight months later. This film does an excellent job of introducing the complex situation at Ruby Ridge to anyone who is still unaware of what happened there.


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