Heat Wave (1990 film)

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Heat Wave
Genre Drama
Written by Michael Lazarou
Directed by Kevin Hooks
Starring Blair Underwood
Cicely Tyson
James Earl Jones
Margaret Avery
David Strathairn
Music by Thomas Newman
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Jon Avnet
Jordan Kerner
Steve Golin
Sigurjón Sighvatsson
Producer(s) Jon Avnet
Jordan Kerner
Blair Gilbert (line producer)
Lisa Lindstrom (associate producer)
Matthew Loze (associate producer)
Blair Gilbert (line producer)
Linda Berman (production executive)
Cinematography Mark Irwin
Editor(s) Debra Neil
Running time 92 minutes
Production company(s) Propaganda Films
Avnet/Kerner Productions
The Kerner Entertainment Company
Distributor TNT
Original network TNT
Original release August 13, 1990

Heat Wave is a 1990 American action-thriller 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.


Awards and nominations[edit]

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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