Heat Wave Poster

Release Date: 1990

DVD Release Date: January 10th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Robert Richardson (Blair Underwood) moves out of Alabama, believing that as a black man, he'll find more equality in Los Angeles. He quickly lands a job as a messenger for the Los Angeles Times. But then two white police officers make a small traffic arrest that sets off a string of race riots in L.A.'s Watts district. Since white reporters aren't allowed into these violent protests, the newspaper sends Robertson in to cover the events and talk to the rioters.

Cast: Blair Underwood, Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland, David Strathairn, Robert Hooks, Adam Arkin, Margaret Avery

Director: Kevin Hooks

Genres: Docudrama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Keywords: Mother, Los Angeles, Quest, 1960s, Intense, Inspiring, Rise, Police officer, Revenge

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Awards

Winner Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie