Residents, politicians, scholars and first-responders recount the story of Newark, NJ. For Nearly 50 years, people there have lived with the specter of 5 days of unrest that left 26 people dead and destroyed a large portion of their town.


Kevin McLaughlin


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Credited cast:
Andre Braugher ... Narrator
Cory Booker ... Himself
Marshall Curry ... Himself
Brendan Byrne Brendan Byrne ... Himself
Sharpe James Sharpe James ... Himself
Ras Baraka Ras Baraka ... Himself


"Riot" offers a wide-ranging view of one of the most divisive events in American history, the riots that tore through Newark, New Jersey in the summer of 1967. Eyewitness accounts come from a variety of first-responders, some of whom reveal tales of atrocities kept secret for decades. Ordinary citizens contribute as well, with chilling tales of life in a war zone. Further perspective comes from historians and scholars, along with every mayor elected in the city since 1967. Emmy-winner Andre Braugher narrates, as a wealth of period news footage and photographs bring the tumult of the '60's into focus for a whole new generation. Follow along with the people of Newark as they struggle to rebuild their city after the darkest chapter in its history.

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A city's 50-year struggle to recover from the darkest chapter in its history



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Release Date:

9 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hard Time See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA


Box Office


$350,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Intrigue, Stumpsfilm See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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