Heat Wave

Directed By: Kevin Hooks Starring: Cicely Tyson

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A powerful, fact-based drama set against the backdrop of the Watts riots of 1965. An aspiring black journalist, Bob Richardson (Blair Underwood), works as a messenger for the Los Angeles Times. After tensions flare in Watts, violence breaks out and Richardson gets a shot at the big time, reporting on the events and demanding change in the Civil Rights Movement.Format: DVD MOVIE


Studio Turner Home Entertainment
SKU 202013929
UPC 053939746921
UPC 14 00053939746921
Format DVD
Release Date 1/31/2012
Race Relations
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note The promise of better race relations and economic prosperity lure a young man from Alabama to the Watts District of Los Angeles in 1965. After landing a job as a messenger for the L.A. Times, he becomes responsible for much of the reporting that won the paper a Pulitzer Prize when a minor traffic arrest by two white officers sets off a week of brutal rioting on August 11, 1965.
Plot Summary
Summary A journalist's bird's eye view of the 1960s race riots in Watts that seized the attention of the nation.
Kevin Hooks
Cicely Tyson
Cast & Crew
Blair Underwood - Actor
Cicely Tyson - Actor
Debra Neil - Editor
James Earl Jones - Actor
Jon Avnet, et. al. - Executive Producer
Jordan Kerner - Producer
Kevin Hooks - Director
Margaret Avery - Actor
Mark Irwin - Cinematographer
Michael Lazarou - Writer
Richard Hoover - Production Designer
Thomas Newman - Original Music By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1990
Catalog ID 7469
UPC 00053939746921
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Emmy (1991) James Earl Jones, Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Underwood,Blair
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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