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The Strangers Across the Street 

ATF agent Jacob Vasquez begins undercover surveillance and befriends David Koresh.


John Erick Dowdle


John Erick Dowdle (developed for television by), Drew Dowdle (developed for television by) | 5 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Shannon ... Gary Noesner
Taylor Kitsch ... David Koresh
Andrea Riseborough ... Judy Schneider
Paul Sparks ... Steve Schneider
Rory Culkin ... David Thibodeau
Shea Whigham ... Mitch Decker
Melissa Benoist ... Rachel Koresh
John Leguizamo ... Jacob Vazquez
Julia Garner ... Michele Jones
Camryn Manheim ... Balenda Thibodeau
Christopher Stanley ... Edward Wiggins
Demore Barnes ... Wayne Martin
Annika Marks ... Kathy Schroeder
Steven Culp ... Peter Hardwick
Andy Umberger ... Perry Jones


ATF agent Jacob Vasquez begins undercover surveillance and befriends David Koresh.

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31 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


John Leguizamo was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category for his role as Jacob Vazquez in Waco (2018), but lost to Jeff Daniels from Godless (2017). See more »


In an early scene when Gary Noesner talks to his superior, he calls HRT agent Mitch Decker "Mitch Dixon". See more »


David Koresh: You know the shortest verse in the Bible, Jacob?
Jacob Vazquez: Nah.
David Koresh: "Jesus wept."
Jacob Vazquez: "Jesus wept."
David Koresh: One of the biggest problems we have as people today is, for some reason, they have it in their head that they shouldn't have any troubles. That suffering is a mistake. Or it's unfair.
Jacob Vazquez: Mm.
David Koresh: Or it's God being ornery. But what if suffering is the point, so that we can learn to let go and be easy in the spirit? You might think you know the reason why you're here, but I know why you're really here. God brought you to me...
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why this is so underratted?
24 October 2018 | by matiasbockermanSee all my reviews

Great cast, genious storytelling, well directed with great atmosphere. Did'nt expect such an effort in this series Cause it is so underratted. Such a shame Cause this is a really high quality series.

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