Heat Wave

75
  • R
  • Genre(s): Drama History
  • Release year: 1990
  • Running time: 100 min
A rookie black journalist investigates the tensions of the Watts section of Los Angeles in the bloody summer of 1965.
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A rookie black journalist investigates the tensions of the Watts section of Los Angeles in the bloody summer of 1965.

Original Release

08/13/1990

US Release

08/13/1990

Cast

Blair Underwood Bob Richardson
Cicely Tyson Ruthana Richardson
James Earl Jones Junius Johnson
Margaret Avery Roxie Turpin
Sally Kirkland Mrs. Canfield
David Strathairn Bill Thomas
Glenn Plummer J.T. Turpin
Vondie Curtis-Hall Clifford Turpin
Paris Vaughan Lada
Harold Pruett John Riggs
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Kevin Hooks

Writers

Michael Lazarou

Cast

Blair Underwood Bob Richardson
Cicely Tyson Ruthana Richardson
James Earl Jones Junius Johnson
Margaret Avery Roxie Turpin
Sally Kirkland Mrs. Canfield
David Strathairn Bill Thomas
Glenn Plummer J.T. Turpin
Vondie Curtis-Hall Clifford Turpin
Paris Vaughan Lada
Harold Pruett John Riggs
Adam Arkin Art Berman
Robert Hooks Reverend Brooks
Michael Greene Mr. Canfield
Charlie Korsmo Jason (age 12)
T.E. Russell Dominique Freeman
Stephanie Covington Florence Blake
Janice McElroy Rachel Freeman
Christopher M. Brown Reggie Freeman
Emily Yancy Guidance Counselor
Roger Grato III Jason Canfield (age 6) / Jason (age 6)

Producers

Jon Avnet Executive Producer
Linda Berman Executive Producer
Steve Golin Executive Producer
Jordan Kerner Executive Producer
Sigurjón Sighvatsson Executive Producer
Blair Gilbert Producer
Martin Huberty Producer
Lisa Lindstrom Producer
Matthew Loze Producer
Robert Bennett Steinhauer Producer

Editors

Debra Neil-Fisher

1991EmmyOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Won
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