Cross of Fire

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For the proto-fascist French league, see Croix-de-Feu.
Cross of Fire
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Directed by Paul Wendkos
Produced by Ronald Gilbert
Written by Robert Crais
Starring John Heard
Mel Harris
David Morse
George Dzundza
Donald Moffat
Kim Hunter
Lloyd Bridges
Music by William Goldstein
Cinematography Ronald M. Lautore
Edited by Christopher Cooke
Distributed by NBC
Release date
  • November 5, 1989 (1989-11-05)
Running time
200 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Cross of Fire is an American 1989 television miniseries based on the horrific rape and murder of Madge Oberholtzer by D. C. Stephenson, a highly successful leader of the Indiana branch of Ku Klux Klan. It stars John Heard as Stephenson and Mel Harris as Oberholtzer. Lloyd Bridges is also in the cast. It was originally shown in two parts (2 hours each night). In syndication, it is shown as a television movie.


Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Miniseries or a Special-for Part 1

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