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LA 92 (2017)

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Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, filmmakers examine that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage.

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Daniel Lindsay (as Dan Lindsay), T.J. Martin (as TJ Martin)
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Henry Alfaro Henry Alfaro ... Himself - KABC Reporter (archive footage)
Danny Bakewell ... Himself - Civl Rights Activist (archive footage)
John D. Barnett John D. Barnett ... Himself - Attorney for Theodore Briseno (archive footage) (as John Barnett)
Michael Bostic Michael Bostic ... Himself - LAPD Commander (archive footage)
Tom Bradley Tom Bradley ... Himself - Los Angeles Mayor (archive footage)
Theodore Briseno Theodore Briseno ... Himself - Defendant (archive footage) (as Officer Theodore Briseno)
Tom Brokaw ... Himself (archive footage)
George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Edward Chang Edward Chang ... Himself - Black-Korean Alliance (archive footage)
Bill Clinton ... Himself - Democratic Presidential Candidate (archive footage) (as Gov. Bill Clinton)
Soon Ja Du Soon Ja Du ... Herself (archive footage)
John Ferraro John Ferraro ... Himself - Council President District 4 (archive footage)
Daryl Gates ... Himself - LAPD Chief (archive footage)
Jesse Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)
Joyce Karlin Joyce Karlin ... Herself - Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge (archive footage)
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Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, filmmakers examine that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage.

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police | fire | racism | riot | 1990s | See All (25) »

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The Past Is Prologue


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violence, bloody images, and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime Americano, Um See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$297
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Himself - Ciy Councilmember: Mr. President, all of us I think have been stunned by what has happened. And I can't imagine that the chief or anybody else in the city would condone the kind of conversation that took place-both electronically and by voice- in that Foothill division that night. Blacks are not animals. They're not lizards. They're not apes. They're not gorillas anymore than any of us are. They're human beings. The first way to open the door to brutalizing people in any place is to cheapen their worth as human ...
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Features Rodney King Beating Video (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Ebben ne andro lontana
From the opera "La Wally"
Written by Alfredo Catalani (as Catalani)
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It's extraordinary. Just... Just watch it.
24 July 2017 | by skbharmanSee all my reviews

A friend of mine asked me if I've seen this. "You must see it", he said, "I was on the edge of my seat the whole documentary". Figuratively, I of course assumed. But it wasn't figuratively.

It was literally.

Half-way through it I realized that my muscles were tense and my breath shallow, there could have been a riot going on outside without me noticing, because I was in the middle of the 1992 LA riots. This documentary is intense, it's frightening, it's scary, and all just by showing archive footage with some added music.

It gives a perspective on what led to the riots, and it draws – sometimes eerie – comparisons to the Watts riots. I would argue that this is an important documentary. It's brutal, it's frightening, it's sad, it might make you nauseous, and it will probably make you think.

It's extraordinary. Just... Just watch it.


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