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Cross of Fire (1989)

Story of the rise and fall of 1920s' Ku Klux Klan leader D.C. Stephenson.

Director:

Paul Wendkos

Writer:

Robert Crais
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
John Heard ... David 'D.C.' Stephenson
Mel Harris ... Madge Oberholtzer'
David Morse ... Klell Henry
George Dzundza ... Boyd Gurley
Donald Moffat ... George Oberholtzer
Kim Hunter ... Mrs. Oberholtzer
Caroline Kava
Keith Szarabajka
Ed Wiley
Dakin Matthews ... Hiram Evans
Douglas Roberts
William Schallert ... Reverend
Dion Anderson ... Sen. Monroe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buzz Barton Buzz Barton ... Mayor of Addis
Lloyd Bridges ... Lawyer
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Story of the rise and fall of 1920s' Ku Klux Klan leader D.C. Stephenson.

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Plot Keywords:

1920s | indiana | rape | assault | lawyer | See All (43) »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Harriet Monroe is shown raking leaves in her yard, but all the trees around her have green leaves, because the filming was done in July. See more »

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Three hour movie worth watching .......
5 December 2013 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Most three hour movies, other than classics like "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly", tend to be so padded that they become tedious. I recommend "Cross of Fire'" as one of those rarities that maintains interest for the entire 185 minutes. John Heard gives a performance second only to his fantastic character "Alexander Cutter" in "Cutter's Way". This film is easily divided into two parts, the first with megalomaniac Heard rising to power within the Klu Klux Klan. The second, his trial for the rape and murder of an Indianopolis school teacher. The trial ultimately not only decides the fate of Heard, but of the Klan itself. - MERK


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cross of Fire Deel 1 See more »

Filming Locations:

Lawrence, Kansas, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Leonard Hill Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (2 parts) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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