Heat Wave

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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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Cast

Blair Underwood
as Bob Richardson
Cicely Tyson
as Ruthana Richardson
James Earl Jones
as Junius Johnson
Sally Kirkland
as Mrs. Canfield
Margaret Avery
as Roxie Turpin
Vondie Curtis-Hall
as Clifford Turpin
Glenn Plummer
as J.T. Turpin
Adam Arkin
as Art Berman
Michael Greene
as Mr. Canfield
Charlie Korsmo
as Jason (age 12)
T.E. Russell
as Dominique Freeman
Stephanie Covington
as Florence Blake
Christopher M. Brown
as Reggie Freeman
Emily Yancy
as Guidance Counselor
Bebe Drake
as Winnie
Mark Rolston
as Officer Zenakis
Randy Kirby
as Lt. Keyes
Shelly Lipkin
as Interviewer
Michael Milhoan
as Patrolman 1
Cliff Bemis
as Site Foreman
Herman Poppe
as Veteran Cop
Alan Johnson
as Victor Denby
Betty Cole
as Elderly Woman
Kevin McDermott
as Jack Gaunt
Tim Hutchinson
as Detractor
Shavar Ross
as Youth at Rally
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