Heat Wave (1990)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Set during the Watts riots of the mid-'60s, the made-for-cable Heat Wave follows the story of Los Angeles Times reporter Robert Richardson (Blair Underwood), who was the only journalist on staff able to cover the story, since White reporters were unable to gain access to the area and the rioters.

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Civil-Rights, cross-cultural-relations, ghetto, journalism, racism, riot [uprising]