The Siege at Ruby Ridge

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  • Genre(s): Drama History
  • Release year: 1996
  • Running time: 192 min
On August 1992, 400 Federal agents armed with rifles, choppers and tanks surrounded the Ruby Ridge, Idaho, cabin of white supremacist Randy Weaver (Randy Quaid, The Long Riders). When Weaver resisted a federal arrest warrant, the U.S. read more

On August 1992, 400 Federal agents armed with rifles, choppers and tanks surrounded the Ruby Ridge, Idaho, cabin of white supremacist Randy Weaver (Randy Quaid, The Long Riders). When Weaver resisted a federal arrest warrant, the U.S. government declared war on the separatist and his family. Following an 11-day standoff that left his wife (Laura Dern, Wild at Heart) and son (Bradley Pierce, Jumanji) dead, Weaver surrendered and inexplicably was brought to trial on trumped-up murder and conspiracy charges, in this Emmy-nominated docudrama based on the real-life events that shocked a nation. The stellar cast includes Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man), G.W. Bailey (Police Academy), Joe Don Baker (Framed), Bob Gunton (The Shawshank Redemption) and Diane Ladd (Something Wicked This Way Comes). Directed by Roger Young (Lassiter, The Squeeze).

Original Release

05/19/1996

US Release

05/19/1996

Cast

Laura Dern Vicki Weaver
Randy Quaid Randy Weaver
Kirsten Dunst Sara Weaver
Darren E. Burrows Kevin Harris
G.W. Bailey Ralph Coulter
Bradley Pierce Sammy Weaver
Tracy Griffith Gwen Coulter
Gary Graham Brian Jackson
August Schellenberg Indian
Diane Ladd Irma Coulter
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Roger Young

Writers

Lionel Chetwynd, Jess Walter

Cast

Laura Dern Vicki Weaver
Randy Quaid Randy Weaver
Kirsten Dunst Sara Weaver
Darren E. Burrows Kevin Harris
G.W. Bailey Ralph Coulter
Bradley Pierce Sammy Weaver
Tracy Griffith Gwen Coulter
Gary Graham Brian Jackson
August Schellenberg Indian
Diane Ladd Irma Coulter
Nicholas Pryor Bert Yeager
Hal Landon Jr. George Millins
Charlie Holliday Matthew Duncan
Preston Maybank Don Crawford
Chris Currie Harry Adams
John Dennis Johnston Tony Vickers
Becky Ann Baker Elizabeth
Michael Girardin Sandy
Joel Swetow Roy Marks
Anni Long Eve Marks

Producers

Judith Regan Executive Producer
Edgar J. Scherick Executive Producer
Bruce Dunn Producer
Natalie Hart Producer
Robert F. Phillips Producer
Sandra Tomita Producer

Editors

Dennis C. Vejar, Benjamin A. Weissman

1996EmmyOutstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Special Nominated
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