The Siege at Ruby Ridge
The Siege at Ruby Ridge is a 1996 docudrama television film directed by Roger Young and written by Lionel Chetwynd about the confrontation between the family of Randy Weaver and the US federal government at Ruby Ridge in 1992. It was based on the book Every Knee Shall Bow by reporter Jess Walter. It originally aired as a two-part CBS miniseries entitled Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy on May 19 and May 21, 1996. The miniseries was edited together to become the film The Siege at Ruby Ridge.
|The Siege at Ruby Ridge|
|Written by||Lionel Chetwynd|
|Directed by||Roger Young|
|Theme music composer||Patrick Williams|
|Country of origin||United States|
Edgar J. Scherick|
|Producer(s)||Robert F. Phillips|
|Cinematography||Donald M. Morgan|
Dennis C. Vejar|
Benjamin A. Weissman
|Running time||175 minutes|
Edgar J. Scherick Associates|
The Regan Company
Victor Television Productions Inc.
|Original release||May 19, 1996|
- Laura Dern as Vicki Weaver
- Randy Quaid as Randy Weaver
- Kirsten Dunst as Sara Weaver
- Darren E. Burrows as Kevin Harris
- G.W. Bailey as Ralph Coulter
- Bradley Pierce as Sammy Weaver
- Gary Graham as Brian Jackson
- August Schellenberg as Indian
- Diane Ladd as Irma Coulter
- Tracy Griffith as Gwen Coulter
- Nicholas Pryor as Bert Yeager
- Hal Landon Jr. as George Mill
- John Dennis Johnston as Tony Vickers
- Robert Harper as Earl Martens
- Lyman Ward as Ross Jones
- Bob Gunton as Bo Gritz
- Joe Don Baker as Gerry Spence
|1996||Satellite Award||Best Miniseries or TV Film||The Siege at Ruby Ridge||Nominated|
|Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film||Laura Dern||Nominated|
|1997||YoungStar Award||Best Young Actress in a Mini-Series/Made for TV Film||Kirsten Dunst||Won|
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