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In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories. In Gold Mountain, Jeff Lee and... See more »

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Jeff Lee (segment "Gold Mountain")
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Mrs. Lee (segment "Gold Mountain")
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Mr. Lee (segment "Gold Mountain")
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Carlos (segment "Caught in the Fever")
Yelba Osorio ...
Iris (segment "Caught in the Fever")
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Ciaco (segment "Caught in the Fever")
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Manuel (segment "Caught in the Fever")
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Boomer (segment "Empty")
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Chaz (segment "Empty")
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Turner (segment "Homecoming Day")
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Vernon (segment "Homecoming Day")
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Maggie (segment "Homecoming Day")
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Lyle (segment "Gold Mountain")
Phillip Wong ...
Phil (segment "Gold Mountain") (as Phil Wong)
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Wino (segment "Gold Mountain")
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Mrs. White (segment "Gold Mountain")
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Yuppie Guy (segment "Gold Mountain")
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Black Customer (segment "Gold Mountain") (as Dwayne L. Barnes)
Irene Olga López ...
Mrs. Rodriguez (segment "Caught in the Fever") (as Irene Olga Lopez)
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Alicia (segment "Caught in the Fever")
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Mother (segment "Caught in the Fever")
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Young Black Man (segment "Caught in the Fever") (as Jermaine 'Big Hug' Hopkins)
Norman Duarte ...
Young Latino Youth (segment "Caught in the Fever")
Wendy L. Walsh ...
Reporter (segment "Caught in the Fever") (as Wendy Walsh)
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Ocampo (segment "Empty") (as Carlos Gomez)
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Tiffany (segment "Empty")
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Kalena (segment "Empty")
Sarah Freeman ...
Heather (segment "Empty") (as Sarah Rayne)
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Paula (segment "Empty") (as Moira Walley)
Kimberly Oja ...
Dawn (segment "Empty") (as Kim Oja)
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Customer #1 (segment "Empty") / Johnny (segment "Homecoming Day")
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Customer #2 (segment "Empty")
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Black Kid's Mother (segment "Empty")
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Linda (segment "Homecoming Day")
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George (segment "Homecoming Day")
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Lisa (segment "Homecoming Day")
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Steve (segment "Homecoming Day")
Lee Weaver ...
Odelle (segment "Homecoming Day")
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Boone (segment "Homecoming Day")
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Raymond (segment "Homecoming Day")
Patricia Hodges ...
Cheryl (segment "Homecoming Day")
Dana Chelette ...
Young Nate (segment "Homecoming Day")
Marlow Wyatt ...
Young Black Woman (segment "Homecoming Day")
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Young Maggie (segment "Homecoming Day")
Mykal Wayne Williams ...
Looter (segment "Homecoming Day")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pat DeSilva ...
Pat DeSilva
Bryan Jenkins ...
Bryan Jenkins
Marston Fobbs ...
Teen Looter (segment "Homecoming Day") (uncredited)
Paula Vasquez ...
Female Shopper (uncredited)

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Richard Di Lello ... (segment "Empty")
David C. Johnson ... (segment "Homecoming Day")
Alex Munoz ... (segment "Caught in the Fever")
Galen Yuen ... (segment "Gold Mountain")

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David C. Johnson ... (segment "Homecoming Day") (written by)
 
Galen Yuen ... (segment "Chasing the Dream of Gold Mountain") (written by)
 
Joseph B. Vasquez ... (segment "Caught in the Fever") (written by)
 
Richard Di Lello ... (segment "Empty") (written by)

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Fred Fuchs ... executive producer
Shelly Glasser ... producer
Judith A. Polone ... executive producer
Harry Winer ... executive producer

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Luke Cresswell
Steve McNicholas

Cinematography by

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Paul Elliott

Film Editing by

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Norman Buckley

Casting By

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David Giella

Production Design by

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Ben Morahan

Art Direction by

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Thom Ward

Costume Design by

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Hope Hanafin

Makeup Department

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K-Bobby ... hairstylist

Production Management

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Shelly Glasser ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Karen E. Frischmann ... second assistant director (as Karen Frischmann)
Justin Muller ... first assistant director
Alan Steinman ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Deborah J. Chesebro ... property assistant
Douglas W. Randall ... property master
Jani Randall ... property assistant
Richie Solomon ... propmaker

Sound Department

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Alan Freedman ... adr mixer
Danielle Ghent ... dialog editor
Patrick Giraudi ... re-recording mixer
Jacob Goldstein ... production sound mixer
Dean Hovey ... sound editor
Derek Marcil ... adr mixer
Steve Scoville ... dialog editor
Kelly Vandever ... assistant sound editor

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Randy Krohmer ... special effects (as Randy Krohner)
Robert Loftin ... special effects
Al Marangoni ... special effects (as Albert Marangoni)
Vincent Montefusco ... special effects coordinator
Brett Newkirk ... special effects assistant
Keith Suzuki ... special effects
Beecher Tomlinson ... special effects foreman (as Beecher J. Tomlinson)

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Jophery C. Brown ... stunts (as Jophery Brown)
Phil Chong ... stunts
Eugene Collier ... stunts
Laura Cordova ... stunts
Max Daniels ... stunts
Lanier Edwards ... stunts
Hollis Hill ... stunts
Chris Howell ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Brian Imada ... stunts
Kevin L. Jackson ... stunts (as Kevin Jackson)
Freddie Jin ... stunts (as Fred Jin II)
Karrie King ... stunts (as Karrie Combs)
Wayne King ... stunts (as Wayne King Jr.)
Henry Kingi ... stunts
Paul M. Lane ... motorcycle stunts
Will Leong ... stunts (as William Leong)
Jimmy Lewis Jr. ... stunts
Dwayne McGee ... stunts
Francine Morris ... stunts
Thomas Rosales Jr. ... stunts (as Tom Rosales)
Marcus Salgado ... stunts
Big Daddy Wayne ... stunts (as Big Daddy Waynes)
Gerard G. Williams ... stunts (as Gerard Williams)
Roger Yuan ... stunts

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mitzi Haralson ... costumer

Location Management

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Scott Allen Logan ... location manager

Music Department

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Spencer Proffer ... supervising music producer
Chris Tedesco ... musician: trumpet

Transportation Department

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Carlos Williams ... driver

Other crew

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Rick Belmonte ... animal liaison
Rob Block ... animal wrangler
Jon Cowan ... executive consultant
Melanie J. Elin ... assistant production accountant
Vicki Matlin ... key craft service
Sharon Vise ... production accountant
Mark Wieringa ... construction coordinator

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Plot Summary

In April 1992, following the notorious Rodney King verdict, the streets of Los Angeles became a battlefield, the backdrop to four personal intertwined stories. In Gold Mountain, Jeff Lee and his parents run Good Neighbor Liquor in South Central L.A. Theirs is an Asian family of "old world" values at odds with a modern world-cultures that are about to clash in ways they never imagined. In Caught in the Fever, a day at the mall for Manuel Alvarado, the eldest son of a poor Hispanic family, and his girlfriend Iris, spirals into a nightmare as they're drawn into the out-of-control frenzy of a violent afternoon. In Homecoming Day, Turner Coates returns to the South Central hood of his youth to visit his mother - a homecoming overshadowed by an inescapable threat. In Empty, Boomer Phillips and his fellow LAPD officers are in a South Central restaurant when Boomer receives the command from his dispatcher to get out of South Central-but the command comes too late. Boomer's already in too deep, and there's no escaping the chaos around him. The Rodney King verdict has been announced. The violence advances block by block. Now, in the aftermath of an outrage, the lives of the Lee family, Carlos and his friends (Caught in the Fever), Officer Phillips, and Coates and his mother will cross with stunning impact. Each one of them will be pushed to their limits. Each will have their strength tested and their spirit challenged as a day like no other erupts before the eyes of a nation. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Also Known As
  • Emeutes à Los Angeles (France)
  • Riot in the Streets
  • Mellakka (Finland)
  • Eidikes dynameis katastolis (Greece)
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  • 120 min
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