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Ambushed (1998)

Jim Natter, the leader of a violent Ku Klux Klan lodge, is shot dead. His teenage son Eric Natter is found nearby, and taken into police custody for his protection pending the investigation... See full summary »

Director:

Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)

Writer:

Andrew Miles
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Courtney B. Vance ... Jerry Robinson
Jer Adrianne Lelliott ... Eric Natter (as Jeremy Lelliott)
Virginia Madsen ... Lucy Monroe
William Forsythe ... Mike Organski
David Keith ... Deputy Lawrence
Bill Nunn ... Watts Fatboy
Charles Hallahan ... Sheriff Carter
Robert Patrick ... Shannon Herrold
William Sadler ... Jim Natter
Carl Espy Carl Espy ... Deputy Bean
Scott Hinson Scott Hinson ... Deputy Dunbar
William Flaman ... Tom
J. Michael Hunter J. Michael Hunter ... Mintz
Scott Simpson ... Richter
Don Hall Don Hall ... Billy Dean
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Storyline

Jim Natter, the leader of a violent Ku Klux Klan lodge, is shot dead. His teenage son Eric Natter is found nearby, and taken into police custody for his protection pending the investigation. While four cops drive him to a safe-house, they are ambushed. Three of them shot dead, including Deputy Lawrence, and his black partner Jerry Robinson is accused of the murders. Written by KGF Vissers

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When a Klan leader is murdered, it lights the fuse to a race explosion. Now the only man who can put it out is the one everyone suspects.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ambushed - Dunkle Rituale See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Charles Hallahan's last film. See more »

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References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

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Tight, taut little character-based thriller that's ABOUT something!
12 October 2001 | by mmarcellusSee all my reviews

Clearly a small-budget, big passion undertaking. Terrific cast. The KKK milieu surrounds and informs the movie's big relationship--a black FBI detective framed for the murder of a Klansman who must go on the lam with the murdered Klansman's young son. How the boy begins to question his father's beliefs and how the agent acquires compassion for this white-hating boy in the crucible of their enforced togetherness make for compelling viewing. Gritty, truthful, iconoclastic offering in the tradition of "to Kill A Mockingbird."


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