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A mini-series dramatization of the controversial 1992 attack by federal agents on the Idaho home of Randy Weaver, a white separatist. The ten-day siege, begun over a minor gun charge, resulted in the deaths of Weaver's son, wife and dog, and a U.S. Marshall. The incident caused major public outcry against the FBI and U.S. Marshals.Written by
Jonathan D. H. Parshall <email@example.com>
The outdoor scenes were filmed in northern California north of Oroville near the Concow valley. Lake Concow can be seen in several shots including the opening credits in part 2 of the movie. The family home was constructed near the intersection of Concow Rd and Rim Rd. The shot of the train crossing one bridge with another bridge above it is the Pulga bridge along hwy 70. See more »
[while seeing the crowd gathered at her family's house]
All of this for a family.
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First, the physical setting of this movie was inaccurate. The movie was filmed hundreds of miles from the actual location (with our dense forests and tall, green trees being replaced by a few scrubby bushes).
Secondly, both the chronology and the portrayal of "actual" events were faulty. Weaver did not move directly from Iowa to "Ruby Ridge." He and his family lived in different areas of the community for quite some time prior to his moving to "Ruby Ridge" and into disfavor with the government--in which time he even ran for Sheriff. Please note that contrary to most reports he never lived on Ruby Ridge, but on the adjacent Caribou Ridge.
Finally, the fair acting could not compensate for the inaccurate script. I might have found the story quite interesting if I hadn't had any prior knowledge. Unfortunately, though, the characters in the movie had little to nothing in common with and the actual people involved in this tragic event.
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