7.2/10
33
2 user

The L.A. Riots: 25 Years Later (2017)

HISTORY brings you an all-encompassing documentary event cantered around the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots, the most destructive riot in American history that left 53 people dead and caused over a billion dollars in damage.

Director:

Jenna Rosher
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

L.A BURNING: The Riots 25 Years Later is a 2-hour documentary film exploring the lives of the people at the flashpoint of the LA riots, 25 years after the uprising made national headlines and highlighted the racial divide in America.

Directors: One9, Erik Parker
Stars: George Holliday, John Singleton, Michael Winters
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An in-depth look at the culture of Los Angeles in the ten years leading up to the 1992 uprising that erupted after the verdict of police officers cleared of beating Rodney King.

Director: John Ridley
Stars: Tim Goldman, Damian 'Football' Williams, Tom Elfmont
LA 92 (2017)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, filmmakers examine that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage.

Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin
Stars: Henry Alfaro, Danny Bakewell, John D. Barnett
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Explores the roots of civil unrest in California and the relationship between African Americans and LAPD.

Director: Sacha Jenkins
Stars: Alex Alonso, Nicolas Alonso, B-Real
The Lost Tapes: LA Riots (TV Movie 2017)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

In this episode, the Lost Tapes series looks at the 1992 L.A. Riots, revisited through television and radio reports, home video, and police footage. Many of these tapes have never been seen or heard, or have not been broadcast since 1992.

Director: Tom Jennings
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David J. Gascon David J. Gascon ... Himself - Commanding Officer, LAPD Metro Division
Gil Garcetti Gil Garcetti ... Himself - Head District Attorny, Los Angeles
Terry Ellis Terry Ellis ... Himself - South LA Resident (as Terry Ellis Sr.)
Brent Burton Brent Burton ... Himself - Firefighter, LA County Fire Dept.
Bobby Green Bobby Green ... Himself - South LA Resident
Cecil L. Murray Cecil L. Murray ... Himself - First A.M.E. Church (as Rev. Cecil Murray)
George Holliday George Holliday ... Himself - Witness of King Beating
Jim Newton Jim Newton ... Himself - Reporter, LA Times
Patrisse Cullors Patrisse Cullors ... Herself - Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter
Zoey Tur ... Herself - Pilot / Reporter
Brenda Stevenson Brenda Stevenson ... Herself - Prof. of African American Studies, UCLA
Mike Hillmann Mike Hillmann ... Himself - Lieutenant, LAPD Metro Division
Raphael Sonenshein Raphael Sonenshein ... Himself - Arthur, Politics in Black & White: Race and Power in Los Angeles (as Raphael J. Sonenshein)
Todd Boyd Todd Boyd ... Himself - Prof. of Race & Popular Culture, USC
Kenneth Nwadike ... Himself - South LA Resident / Founder, Free Hugs Project
Edit

Storyline

HISTORY brings you an all-encompassing documentary event cantered around the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots, the most destructive riot in American history that left 53 people dead and caused over a billion dollars in damage.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[TITLE CARDS]: April 19, 1994, Rodney King's civil case against the city of Los Angeles ends
See more »

Connections

Features Rodney King Beating Video (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very one sided
30 April 2017 | by Tsk InsvSee all my reviews

Never mentioned the white people pulled out of vehicles or shot during the riots. They also showed some white people looting making it sound like that was common. Living through it and watching it on TV I never once saw white people looting. They either found the one shot out of thousands or took some other looting to pretend the lootings was more mixed than it really was. They also never mentioned by the time the riots happened in 1992 that the Bloods and Crips had taken over the streets in the area of the riots. They also don't talk about the thousands of businesses that shut down for several days all over LA. The impact it caused to the whole area not just the LA Strip along the 110 freeway. They did not talk about the cost to business in these areas and how their hurt themselves since many chain stores never reopened and only started to reenter many years later when it became safer. The also tried to claim the police could have stopped it if they had come in but the riot spread 20 miles very quickly. I lived here at the time, I was sent home from work, I know people who were shot in their legs walking to their cars in El Segundo just an hour after the riot started. This was a good piece and I liked what the did present. But they only provided 50% of the story. It would have been a much better piece if they told a 360 degree view of the story. They also tried to claim that things were the same today but simply not true. Even the 60s to 92 were very different and 92 to today is extremely different in LA.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed