Heat Wave (1990 film)

Heat Wave is a 1990 American thriller-drama television film about 1965 Los Angeles Watts Riots, directed by Kevin Hooks and starring Blair Underwood, Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones, Margaret Avery, and David Strathairn.

Heat Wave
Written byMichael Lazarou
Directed byKevin Hooks
StarringBlair Underwood
Cicely Tyson
James Earl Jones
Margaret Avery
David Strathairn
Music byThomas Newman
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producersJon Avnet
Jordan Kerner
Steve Golin
Sigurjón Sighvatsson
ProducersJon Avnet
Jordan Kerner
Blair Gilbert (line producer)
Lisa Lindstrom (associate producer)
Matthew Loze (associate producer)
Blair Gilbert (line producer)
Linda Berman (production executive)
Production locationsBeverly Hills
South Central Los Angeles
CinematographyMark Irwin
EditorDebra Neil
Running time92 minutes
Production companiesPropaganda Films
Avnet/Kerner Productions
The Kerner Entertainment Company
Original networkTNT
Picture formatColor
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseAugust 13, 1990 (1990-08-13)


Awards and nominationsEdit

CableACE Awards
Emmy Award
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special – James Earl Jones – won
Writers Guild of America

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