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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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Tries very hard and pretty much succeeds.
3 July 2003 | by (London, Inkland) – See all my reviews

This film tries its hardest to deal with the LA Riots from all sides. it

kind of fails a bit but mostly it's a great film. It's got Melvin Van

Peebles in it, what mroe do you want? A proper late night TV film that I have now seen 3 times just by

chance. Mario Van P is his usual SUPERHAM self and Luke Perry

puts in a good performance as a "cop/Vanilla Ice from Cool as Ice

lookalike" and it's all good fun in a hard hitting issues based film

kind of way. I like the way they incorporated news footage. That works.

The latino quarter of the film is the weakest cos the main kid sucks

the proverbials in a major way.

Watch it, it's good.


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