Heat Wave 1990

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Heat Wave ★★★ 1990 (R)

The Watts ghetto uprising of 1965 is a proving ground for a young black journalist. Excellent cast and fine script portrays the anger and frustration of blacks in Los Angeles and the U.S. in the 1960s and the fear of change felt by blacks and whites when civil rights reform began. Strong drama with minimal emotionalism. 92m/C VHS, DVD . Blair Underwood, Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland, Margaret Avery, David Strathairn, Robert Hooks, Adam Arkin, Paris Vaughan, Charlie Korsmo; D: Kevin Hooks; W: Kevin Hooks, Michael Lazarou; C: Mark Irwin; M: Thomas Newman. CABLE