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L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later (2017)

TV-14 | | Documentary | TV Movie 18 April 2017
L.A BURNING: The Riots 25 Years Later is a 2-hour documentary film exploring the lives of the people at the flashpoint of the LA riots, 25 years after the uprising made national headlines and highlighted the racial divide in America.

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One9, Erik Parker
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Holliday George Holliday ... Himself - Filmed Rodney King Beating
John Singleton ... Himself - Writer / Director
Michael Winters Michael Winters ... Himself - Inspiration for 'Doughboy', Boyz N the Hood (as Michael 'Fatback' Winters)
Henry Keith Watson Henry Keith Watson ... Himself - South Central Resident (as Henry 'Keekee' Watson)
Cecil L. Murray Cecil L. Murray ... Himself - First AME Church (as Rev. Cecil Murray)
Steve Lerman Steve Lerman ... Himself - Rodney King's Attorney
Tim Goldman Tim Goldman ... Himself - South Central Resident / Videographer
Terry Ellis Terry Ellis ... Himself - South Central Resident / Videographer
Michael Moulin Michael Moulin ... Himself - Lieutenant, LAPD (Retired)
Zoey Tur ... Herself - Pilot / Reporter
Seandel Daniels Seandel Daniels ... Himself - South Central Resident
Tana Daniels Tana Daniels ... Himself - South Central Resident
Bart Bartholomew Bart Bartholomew ... Himself - New York Times Photographer
Maria Vaca Maria Vaca ... Herself - Florence / Normandie Victim
Manuel Vaca Manuel Vaca ... Himself - Florence / Normandie Victim
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L.A BURNING: The Riots 25 Years Later explores the lives of the people at the flashpoint of the LA riots, 25 years after the uprising made national headlines and highlighted the racial divide in America. The film views the infamous intersection and the events that transpired there through the lens of the people who converged on the corner that has become known as the flashpoint and the people who called the place home long before the fires burned and brought national attention to their doorsteps. The film introduces the back-stories and long-term effects of a cross section of key actors at Florence and Normandie-rescuers, victims, law enforcement, rioters, media- and others. Twenty-five years later, the film shows reunions at the flashpoint; victims looking to overcome their fears as they return to the scene that has caused so much pain in their lives. And the film finds those who committed violent acts in a moment of anger and despair, reflecting on their actions and how their lives ... Written by M & E

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riot | racism | police brutality | lapd | See All (4) »

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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The worst thing to do
21 April 2017 | by rcmoore76137See all my reviews

The worst part of the riots is that the police did nothing. Many of the business never returned and everyone was touched. In the 25 years, the police have become like armies. And the heart of man hasn't changed. Some things only get worse. A very good story for those who want to know what happened on that warm April day.


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