L.A. Riot Spectacular

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Released 2005

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L.A. Riot Spectacular

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Director:
Marc Klasfeld
Released:
2005
Rating:
R
L.A. Riot Spectacular provides a satirical look at the 1992 Los Angeles riots following the verdict in the police beating of Rodney King (T.K. Carter). Narrated by Snoop Dogg, it features iconic rap music from the 1990s. The riots were sparked by a jury acquitting three white and one hispanic police officers in the beating of King following a high-speed pursuit captured on video by nearby resident George Holliday (William Forsythe). Officer Laurence Powell (Emilo Estevez) and Officer Timothy Koon (Christopher McDonald) both escaped conviction of assault with a deadly weapon and use of excessive force, but the outrage at the verdict led to federal charges of violating King's civil rights. The two were later convicted and sentenced to prison for their role in the incident. The four acquittals shocked the community and led to six days of rioting and looting in South Central Los Angeles. The film explores the ethnic and social tensions that may have led to the violence in which 53 people were killed. No one group is spared from the 2005 politically incorrect commentary from director Marc Klasfeld.moreless
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    Politics, Satire, Dark Comedy