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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 2 wins & 9 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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime Americano, Um 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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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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Extraordinary and compelling.
4 March 2018 | by diogoalves-85724See all my reviews

This documentary does an extraordinary job at depicting the events that unfolded in south Los Angeles in 1992 through the use of compelling 'raw' footage from the event itself. It also accurately shows the connection to past similar events that led to the L.A riots in 1992, and its use of symbolic historical footage creates a powerful and striking analysis that is hard to forget.


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