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Waco 

TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, History | TV Mini-Series (2018)
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The FBI and ATF seize religious leader David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas in the spring of 1993.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Michael Shannon ...  Gary Noesner 6 episodes, 2018
Taylor Kitsch ...  David Koresh 6 episodes, 2018
Andrea Riseborough ...  Judy Schneider 6 episodes, 2018
Paul Sparks ...  Steve Schneider 6 episodes, 2018
Rory Culkin ...  David Thibodeau 6 episodes, 2018
Shea Whigham ...  Mitch Decker 6 episodes, 2018
Melissa Benoist ...  Rachel Koresh 6 episodes, 2018
Julia Garner ...  Michele Jones 6 episodes, 2018
Demore Barnes ...  Wayne Martin 6 episodes, 2018
Vivien Lyra Blair ...  Serenity / ... 6 episodes, 2018
J.B. Tuttle J.B. Tuttle ...  Davey Jones 6 episodes, 2018
Duncan Joiner ...  Cyrus 6 episodes, 2018
Camryn Manheim ...  Balenda Thibodeau 5 episodes, 2018
Annika Marks ...  Kathy Schroeder 5 episodes, 2018
Tait Fletcher ...  Brad Branch 5 episodes, 2018
Glenn Fleshler ...  Tony Prince 4 episodes, 2018
Eric Lange ...  Ron Engelman 4 episodes, 2018
Michael Hyland ...  Walter Graves 4 episodes, 2018
Darcel Danielle ...  Sheila Martin 4 episodes, 2018
Cayen Martin Cayen Martin ...  Jamie Martin 4 episodes, 2018
Rich Ting ...  Lon Horiuchi / ... 4 episodes, 2018
John Leguizamo ...  Jacob Vazquez 3 episodes, 2018
Christopher Stanley ...  Edward Wiggins 3 episodes, 2018
Andy Umberger ...  Perry Jones 3 episodes, 2018
Stephanie Kurtzuba ...  Carol Noesner 3 episodes, 2018
Blaire Chandler ...  Bonnie Sue Halderman 3 episodes, 2018
Eli Goodman ...  Barry Skinner 3 episodes, 2018
Ryan Jason Cook ...  Derek Ludlow 3 episodes, 2018
Kimberly Kiegel ...  Catherine Matteson 3 episodes, 2018
Kimberly Bigsby ...  Jaydean Wendell 3 episodes, 2018
Kenneth Miller ...  Mike Schroeder 3 episodes, 2018
Steven Culp ...  Peter Hardwick 2 episodes, 2018
Ralph Alderman Ralph Alderman ...  Sheriff Harwell 2 episodes, 2018
Matthew Page ...  Nate Madrono 2 episodes, 2018
Isabella Corlew Isabella Corlew ...  Leona Wendell 2 episodes, 2018
Ewan Simpson Ewan Simpson ...  Danny Schroeder 2 episodes, 2018
David Grant Wright ...  Professor Tabor 2 episodes, 2018
Jackamoe Buzzell ...  ATF Agent 2 episodes, 2018
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The FBI and ATF seize religious leader David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas in the spring of 1993.

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Based on the true story that shocked the world


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On January 24, 2018, the series had its official world premiere at Paley Center for Media in New York City. The premiere included a screening of the first episode and a discussion moderated by The New York Times' Dave Itzkoff with the cast and crew featuring Taylor Kitsch, Michael Shannon, Rory Culkin, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Shannon, David Thibodeau, John Erick Dowdle, and Drew Dowdle. See more »

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The military vehicles are older models than those used in the actual siege. This was likely done because the U.S. military would not participate in filming, so the filmmakers had to rely on private collections. See more »

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David Koresh: You've looked to me to be your leader. To guide you on this journey. But I'm no leader. I'm a follower, just like you. God has instructed me to stay here and wait for His sign. This is our time to prove through suffering that we are worthy of the miracle that's to come. The Kingdom of Heaven is coming, I promise you.
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Corrects bogus portrayals praising the ATF
10 May 2020 | by AnneWLKRSee all my reviews

This relies on extensive book info from former Mt Carmel resident David Thibodeau and the FBI negotiator, Gary Noesner, who had arranged the agreement by Koresh In the final days of the siege to surrender.

Koresh had agreed in the last days of the siege to leave immediately after writing up a Seven Seals tract to release to the world. Koresh had only finished the first part of it when the FBI sent the teargas tanks in ripping holes in the building, as scores died.

The show humanizes the residents and shows how the initial assault on the church likely took place. It also shows Koresh's relationships with teen mothers, which was the unpleasant side of Koresh's camp culture, but not something requiring a tortures and a mass execution to be carried out by the ATF and FBI. This one is much better than several presentations that have whitewashed the excessive force actions by the government.


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24 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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