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In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (1993)

Religious fanatics are barricaded in a building, and surrounded by police. But they're not going to surrender, they prefer to die.

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Dick Lowry
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Daly ... David Koresh
William O'Leary ... Adrian
Neal McDonough ... Jason
Lewis Smith ... Robert Williams
Marley Shelton ... Laura (as Marlee Shelton)
Jeri Ryan ... Rebecca (as Jeri Lynn Ryan)
Stephen Mailer
Debra Jo Rupp ... Dorrie
Clu Gulager ... McLennan County Sheriff
Gordon Clapp ... Glenn
Richard McGonagle
Susanna Thompson ... Meg
Heather McAdam ... Michelle
Kris Kamm
Dan Lauria ... Bob Blanchard
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Religious fanatics are barricaded in a building, and surrounded by police. But they're not going to surrender, they prefer to die.

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Self-proclaimed prophet David Koresh seduced his followers See more »

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Action | Drama

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Rated R for graphic depiction of a shootout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco See more »

Filming Locations:

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Film debut of James Marsden. See more »

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Referenced in Madam Secretary: The Time Is at Hand (2015) See more »

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Paths of Glory
Music & Lyrics by Mark Snow
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So poorly done, the writer apologized.
23 December 2004 | by jeniferrobinSee all my reviews

This slip-shod piece of government propaganda was rushed to production before the final fire killed over 75 men, women and children. Although the disclaimer at the beginning of the film claims it was thoroughly researched, the stereotypes in which the characters were portrayed were comical, if not tragic misrepresentations. Filled with downright lies, the writer of this garbage later apologized to the surviving members and the families of those lost for his role in perpetuating the horrible myths surrounding David Koresh and his followers. (See David Thibodeau's _A Place Called Waco_, page 207 and writer Phil Penningroth's own "Righting Waco: Confessions of a Hollywood Propagandist" available at http://www.killingthebuddha.com/dogma/righting_waco.htm) This piece does play a role in the history of the standoff, as a clear example of the dead wrong information surrounding the standoff and raid. Therefore, take it with a grain of salt.


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