Cross of Fire (1989)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

The two-part TV movie Cross of Fire is set in the 1920s, when the Ku Klux Klan was at the height of its political power in Indiana. Part One, originally telecast November 5, 1989, details the resurgence of the Klan (which had been created during the Reconstruction era) under the leadership of David "Steve" Stephenson (John Heard). Cloaking himself in the twin veils of patriotism and morality, Stephenson rails against such "deviates" as blacks, Jews and Catholics, gaining political clout and financial kickbacks as his "invisible empire" grows. Part two of Cross of Fire, telecast November 6, traces the fall of Stephenson -- not because his followers have wised up, but because of a 1925 rape and murder charge.
Directed By:
In Theaters:


Dion Anderson
as Senator Monroe
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Cross of Fire

There are no critic reviews yet for Cross of Fire. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!

Audience Reviews for Cross of Fire

A very well done, and as far as I know historically accurate, tv movie about the death of perhaps the oldest terrorist organization that this United States has ever seen. "History suggests the Klan will not disappear. They have died many deaths only to be reborn..." "A coward dies a thousand deaths, a hero only one" - William Shakespeare

Morpheus One
Morpheus One

Cross of Fire Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Cross of Fire on our Movie forum!

News & Features