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Riot (1997)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama  |  27 April 1997 (USA)
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In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories. In Gold Mountain, Jeff Lee ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jeff Lee (segment "Gold Mountain")
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Mrs. Lee (segment "Gold Mountain")
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Mr. Lee (segment "Gold Mountain")
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Carlos (segment "Caught in the Fever")
Yelba Osorio ...
Iris (segment "Caught in the Fever")
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Ciaco (segment "Caught in the Fever")
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Manuel (segment "Caught in the Fever")
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Chaz (segment "Empty")
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Turner (segment "Homecoming Day")
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Vernon (segment "Homecoming Day")
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Maggie (segment "Homecoming Day")
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Lyle (segment "Gold Mountain")
Phillip Wong ...
Phil (segment "Gold Mountain") (as Phil Wong)
Ernie Lee Banks ...
Wino (segment "Gold Mountain")
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In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories. In Gold Mountain, Jeff Lee and his parents run Good Neighbor Liquor in South Central L.A. Theirs is an Asian family of "old world" values at odds with a modern world-cultures that are about to clash in ways they never imagined. In Caught in the Fever, a day at the mall for Manuel Alvarado, the eldest son of a poor Hispanic family, and his girlfriend Iris, spirals into a nightmare as they're drawn into the out-of-control frenzy of a violent afternoon. In Homecoming Day, Turner Coates returns to the South Central hood of his youth to visit his mother - a homecoming overshadowed by an inescapable threat. In Empty, Boomer Phillips and his fellow LAPD officers are in a South Central restaurant when Boomer receives the command from his dispatcher to get out of South Central-but the command comes too late. Boomer's already in too deep... Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Rated R for violence and pervasive strong language
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Riot in the Streets  »

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28 December 1998 | by (California) – See all my reviews

It was a very good film in the way that it showed how the riots affected people from every perspective... the police officers being under fear of losing their life, the chinese boy afraid of losing the market store for which his family worked so hard, the poor latino boy who is carried away by the urge to provide his family with luxuries and the black man who is trying to survive the racial tensions. It's a very good movie and takes no side but rather shows how each race and each person in the situation suffered


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