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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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Charles Hallahan's last film. See more »

Connections

References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

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OK, could have been better
23 June 2002 | by EliCash4everSee all my reviews

This movie was ok. It was nothing great, but it was watchable. If you have anything better to do, don't watch this, but if you're absolutely bored, watch it. I thought AMBUSHED was 'entertaining' - at times it was suspenseful and it had some good action scenes, but in parts it was also unintentionally funny - ex. When the KKK is chasing the black policeman, they go through the sewer, and the KKK guy tells his comrade to go first - "Why not you?" "I'm wearing a suit." Maybe the filmmakers were trying to add some humor to this movie. Whatever it was, I thought it was funny and quite out of place if this movie hoped to be serious and not absurd.


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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:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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