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Waco: The Rules of Engagement -- Using interviews, news footage, testimony before Congress, and infrared photographic analysis, ‘Waco: The Rules of Engagement’ chips away at the government's story that David Koresh and his followers were a dangerous cult involved in strange sex and drug practices who were preparing to slaughter their neighbors and that they immolated themselves a la Jonestown, rather than give themselves up peacefully. Nearly every element of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' and the FBI's cover-up is exposed as fraudulent and the viewer is left wondering when, if ever, justice will finally be served.
Waco: The Rules of Engagement -- This video is a commentary by the director of Waco: The Rules of Engagement, William Gazecki, talking on the making of the movie. WACO was theatrically released in 1997 and has aired on television. It is also available on DVD.

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19 September 1997 (USA) See more »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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Dan Gifford ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clive Doyle ... Himself - Branch Davidian (also archive footage)
Jack Harwell ... Himself - Sheriff
Joseph Penno ... Himself - Former Chief, Houston Fire Department
Dick J. Reavis ... Himself - Author (also archive footage)
James D. Tabor ... Himself - Biblical Scholar
David Thibodeau ... Himself - Branch Davidian

Joe Biden ... Himself - U.S. Senate (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sonny Bono ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Howard Coble ... Himself - U.S. Congress (archive footage) (uncredited)
John Conyers ... Himself - U.S. Congress (archive footage) (uncredited)
Graeme Craddock ... Himself (Branch Davidian) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Orrin G. Hatch ... Himself - U.S. Senate (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jim Jones ... Himself - in Jonestown (archive footage) (uncredited)

David Koresh ... Himself - Branch Davidian Leader (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tom Lantos ... Himself - U.S. Congress (archive footage) (uncredited)
Janet Reno ... Herself - U.S. Attorney General (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bob Ricks ... Himself (FBI spokesman) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Steven Schiff ... Himself - U.S. Congress (archive footage) (uncredited)
David Somerville ... Himself (ATF) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
William Gazecki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Gazecki 
Dan Gifford 
Michael McNulty 

Produced by
William Gazecki .... producer
Dan Gifford .... executive producer
Dan Gifford .... producer
Michael McNulty .... producer
Amy Sommer .... co-executive producer (as Amy Sommer Gifford)
 
Original Music by
David Hamilton 
 
Cinematography by
William Gazecki 
Rick Nyburg 
 
Film Editing by
William Gazecki 
Richard LaBrie 
Rick Nyburg 
 
Sound Department
William Gazecki .... sound editor
 
Thanks
J. Neil Schulman .... special thanks
 

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136 min | USA:165 min
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Referenced in Infrared Footage (2003) (V)See more »

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Think you know all about the Waco standoff? Think again!, 6 April 2000
Author: greg-243 from midwest united states

Absolute must see documentary for anyone interested in getting to the bottom of this story. Told with unflinching eye and with gripping style. If you think conspiracy theories are for paranoid disturbed people, this could change your mind. Something for you feds too: A good model for government coverups! If you like your news all tidy and easy to consume this is not for you.

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