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Black on White on Fire - August 11, 1965 

As a black medical student during the 1965 Watts riots, Sam must save his white fiancée.

Director:

Joe Napolitano

Writers:

Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Deborah Pratt
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
Gregory Millar Gregory Millar ... Lonnie Harper
Corie Henninger Corie Henninger ... Susan Brewster
Sami Chester Sami Chester ... Bebe
Ron Taylor ... Papa David Harper
Marc Alaimo ... Police Captain Paul Brewster
LaVerne Anderson LaVerne Anderson ... Sheri
CCH Pounder ... Mama Harper
Montrose Hagins ... Matty
Cheryl Francis Harrington ... Young Woman
Jon Berry Jon Berry ... Police Sniper
Garon Grigsby ... Ray Harper
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Storyline

Sam leaps into the body of Ray Harper, a promising African-American medical student who has the opportunity at an internship at a Boston hospital. Ray currently lives in Watts and it's the eve of the 1965 race riots. He's engaged to Susan, a white girl, and faces not only her father's wrath but that of his brother Lonnie and his friends. Al tells him that his purpose is to keep Ray and Susan together but there is a chance that Susan might die in the riots. As the violence and race hatred grows, both Ray and Susan must face the challenge of each communities prejudice. Written by garykmcd

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1990 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Episode Writer Deborah Pratt has said the depiction and social message regarding a mixed race romance was inspired by her own interracial romance and subsequent marriage to series Creator/Producer Donald P Bellisario. See more »

Goofs

The line "I love Ray, Mama Harper" looks and sounds clearly dubbed in. See more »

Quotes

Susan Brewster: [Lonnie had taken Susan hostage but after releasing her, he was then shot by a police sniper] No! He let me go! He let me go!
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Soundtracks

My Girl
(uncredited)
Written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White
Performed by The Temptations (1964)
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