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The Watts Uprising Of '65 Turned The Police Into Killers... A Community Into Ashes... And A Young Black Journalist Into A Hero.
|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|
Editor's NoteThe 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.
Cast & Crew
|James Earl Jones|
|Debra Neil - Editor|
|Jon Avnet, et. al. - Executive Producer|
|Jordan Kerner - Producer|
|Kevin Hooks - Director|
|Mark Irwin - Cinematographer|
|Michael Lazarou - Writer|
|Richard Hoover - Production Designer|
|Thomas Newman - Original Music By|
Plot SummaryA journalist's bird's eye view of the 1960s race riots in Watts that seized the attention of the nation.
|James Earl Jones, Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special|