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LA 92 (2017)

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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 (as Dan Lindsay), T.J. Martin (as TJ Martin)
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Henry Alfaro Henry Alfaro ... Self - KABC Reporter (archive footage)
Danny Bakewell ... Self - Civl Rights Activist (archive footage)
John D. Barnett John D. Barnett ... Self - Attorney for Theodore Briseno (archive footage) (as John Barnett)
Bart Bartholomew Bart Bartholomew ... Self (archive footage)
Michael Bostic Michael Bostic ... Self - LAPD Commander (archive footage)
Tom Bradley Tom Bradley ... Self - Los Angeles Mayor (archive footage)
Theodore Briseno Theodore Briseno ... Self - Defendant (archive footage) (as Officer Theodore Briseno)
Tom Brokaw ... Self (archive footage)
George Bush ... Self (archive footage)
Edward Chang Edward Chang ... Self - Black-Korean Alliance (archive footage)
Bill Clinton ... Self - Democratic Presidential Candidate (archive footage) (as Gov. Bill Clinton)
Soon Ja Du Soon Ja Du ... Self (archive footage)
John Ferraro John Ferraro ... Self - Council President District 4 (archive footage)
Daryl Gates ... Self - LAPD Chief (archive footage)
Tim Goldman Tim Goldman ... Self (archive footage)
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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.

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Plot Keywords:

1990s | police | fire | racism | riot | See All (66) »

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The Past Is Prologue


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Rated R for disturbing violence, bloody images, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Directors Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin sorted through 1,700 hours of archival footage for the 114 minute documentary. See more »

Quotes

Himself - LAPD Chief: That is the most insulting thing I have heard on this council floor in all the time I've been here and I've been here a lot longer than you've been alive. Absolutely not. This is a professional organization. What do you think we are?
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Features Rodney King Beating Video (1991) See more »

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Ebben ne andro lontana
From the opera "La Wally"
Written by Alfredo Catalani (as Catalani)
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A reminder of history and how we seem doomed to repeat it
16 March 2018 | by Mcduff3601See all my reviews

After watching this it was hard to believe that this ACTUALLY happened. This was in the United States! With today's current political and racial climate it seems like all the old problems are as big as ever. Sooner or later something has to give.

National Geographic never seems to dissapoint in their movies. I enjoyed watching this, it was quickly paced and very informative. As someone who grew up and watched this happening on TV it didn't bother me how it was all shot and seemed to be view on a VCR.

Would totally recommend this movie for anyone who loves National Geographic or wants to learn more about the LA riots.


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USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

21 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$297
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