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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.

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Daniel Lindsay (as Dan Lindsay), T.J. Martin (as TJ Martin)
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Henry Alfaro Henry Alfaro ... Himself - KABC Reporter (archive footage)
Danny Bakewell Danny Bakewell ... Himself - Civl Rights Activist (archive footage)
John D. Barnett John D. Barnett ... Himself - Attorney for Theodore Briseno (archive footage) (as John Barnett)
Michael Bostic Michael Bostic ... Himself - LAPD Commander (archive footage)
Tom Bradley Tom Bradley ... Himself - Los Angeles Mayor (archive footage)
Theodore Briseno Theodore Briseno ... Himself - Defendant (archive footage) (as Officer Theodore Briseno)
Tom Brokaw ... Himself (archive footage)
George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Edward Chang Edward Chang ... Himself - Black-Korean Alliance (archive footage)
Bill Clinton ... Himself - Democratic Presidential Candidate (archive footage) (as Gov. Bill Clinton)
Soon Ja Du Soon Ja Du ... Herself (archive footage)
John Ferraro John Ferraro ... Himself - Council President District 4 (archive footage)
Daryl Gates ... Himself - LAPD Chief (archive footage)
Jesse Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)
Joyce Karlin Joyce Karlin ... Herself - Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge (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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police | fire | racism | riot | 1990s | See All (25) »

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Лос-Анджелес 92 See more »

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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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Ebben ne andro lontana
From the opera "La Wally"
Written by Alfredo Catalani (as Catalani)
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A Moving Account
11 April 2018 | by nadiatownshendSee all my reviews

The documentary is flawless in its retelling and the editing of the archival footage really places you in the midst of the moments captured - you almost feel like you are there. Parts were incredibly hard to watch - specifically the footage of Reginald Denny, the truck driver being pulled from his truck... But it is important to show the brutality and raw anger and frustrations that those few days entailed in order to educate people about the reasons behind the eruption of the riots in LA in '92. From what I learnt from the documentary - the reasons behind the riots were far more intricate and complex than what was displayed on the news. It inspired me to read more about it and find out more about the people who were involved. All in all probably one of the most fascinating, if not scarily real documentaries I have seen, which lays it all out factually using all original footage and doesn't hold back. It's so sad that such a great city as LA, with all its diversity, exploded in that symphony of chaos and the archival footage shows that it really was a wake up call to the city to draw together. Furthermore the way the city came together in the wake of the violence in order to rebuild was really wonderful and when we think of the riots we don't necessarily think of those good deeds that happened in the aftermath, but the documentary importantly reminds us that in the end there is hope for society yet.


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