Heat Wave

Heat Wave (1990)

  • Genre: History, Drama
  • Release Date: 1990-08-13
  • User Rating: 6/10 from 1 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Director:
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A rookie black journalist investigates the tensions of the Watts section of Los Angeles in the bloody summer of 1965.

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  • Cicely Tyson

    as Ruthana Richardson
  • Blair Underwood

    as Bob Richardson
  • Sally Kirkland

    as Mrs. Canfield
  • James Earl Jones

    as Junius Johnson
  • Margaret Avery

    as Roxie Turpin
  • David Strathairn

    as Bill Thomas
  • Glenn Plummer

    as J.T. Turpin
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall

    as Clifford Turpin
  • Paris Vaughan

    as Lada
  • Harold Pruett

    as John Riggs
  • Adam Arkin

    as Art Berman
  • Robert Hooks

    as Reverend Brooks
  • Michael Greene

    as Mr. Canfield
  • Charlie Korsmo

    as Jason (age 12)
  • T.E. Russell

    as Dominique Freeman
  • Stephanie Covington

    as Florence Blake
  • Janice McElroy

    as Rachel Freeman
  • Christopher M. Brown

    as Reggie Freeman
  • Emily Yancy

    as Guidance Counselor
  • Roger Grato III

    as Jason (age 6)
  • Marilyn Coleman

    as Cora
  • Bebe Drake

    as Winnie (as Bebe Drake-Massey)
  • Mark Rolston

    as Officer Zekanis
  • Randy Kirby

    as Lt. Keyes
  • Pepper Sweeney

    as Spook Hunter
Sound Thomas Newman Original Music Composer
Production Sigurjón Sighvatsson Executive Producer
Camera Mark Irwin Director of Photography
Art Richard Hoover Production Design
Editing Debra Neil-Fisher Editor
Production Robi Reed Casting
Sound Russell Williams II Sound mixer
Directing Kevin Hooks Director
Writing Michael Lazarou Writer
Art Donna Stamps Set Decoration
Sound Albert Aquino Boom Operator
Sound Jeffrey J. Haboush Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Brad R. Loman Costume Design
Directing Lyn Matsuda Norton Script Supervisor
Sound Donald O. Mitchell Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Michael Herbick Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Kevin Spears Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Ron Horwitz Supervising Sound Editor
Sound George Budd Music Editor
Art Kathleen M. McKernin Art Direction
Directing Barbara Amato Script Supervisor
Production Jane Prosnit Production Coordinator
Camera Danny Feld Still Photographer
Crew Jophrey Brown Stunt Coordinator