The Wave (1981 film)
|Based on||Account by Ron Jones|
|Screenplay by||Johnny Dawkins|
|Directed by||Alexander Grasshoff|
|Starring||Bruce Davison (Ben Ross)|
|Country of origin||USA|
|Executive producer(s)||Virginia L. Carter|
Bruce Hendricks (associate producer)
|Editor(s)||Mario Di Mambro|
|Running time||44 mins.|
|Production company(s)||T.A.T. Communications Company|
|Distributor||Sony Pictures Television (current)|
The Wave is a made-for-TV movie directed by Alex Grasshoff, based on The Third Wave experiment put on by teacher Ron Jones in order to explain to his students how the German populace could accept the actions of the Nazi regime during the Second World War. Though later featured as an episode of the ABC Afterschool Special series, this show debuted October 4, 1981, almost two years before being featured in the series.
It starred Bruce Davison as the teacher Ben Ross, a character based on Jones.
- "Cubberley Catamount, April 21, 1967". Ellwood P. Cubberley High School. 1967-04-21. Retrieved 2015-05-14.