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Riot (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  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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disturbing, but very good.
14 July 2004 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I just watched this movie and I found it very disturbing, but at the same time loved it. I especially enjoyed the performance of the Asian actor Dante Basco, and the chemistry between he and his parents. Where most young male characters playing the, "angry youth" role tend to play it one dimensional, Dante was colorful, emotional, and In the words of Bill Clinton, "I could feel his pain." The most heartfelt scene in the movie, was when the Asian Father Played by Mako, held his son telling him to stand by his side, they are about to lose everything. The second and third short was not as compelling as the first, But the forth and last short made up for the lack of the middle two. It was great how each short interlooped with each other, and the added actual news footage of the riots. I could watch this movie time and time again.


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