The Wave (1981 film)
|Based on||a short story
by Ron Jones
|Screenplay by||Johnny Dawkins|
|Directed by||Austin Chambers|
|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)||Austin Communications|
The Wave is a short made-for-TV movie directed by Alex Grasshoff, based on The Third Wave experiment, which was a social test created by high school history teacher Ron Jones to explain how the German populace could accept the actions of the Nazi regime during the Second World War. Though more prominently featured as an episode of the ABC Afterschool Special series, this show debuted October 4, 1981, almost two years before being featured in the Afterschool Special series.
It starred Bruce Davison as the teacher Ben Ross, a character based on Jones.
- actual film credits: "based on a short story by Ron Jones"
- "Cubberley Catamount, April 21, 1967". Ellwood P. Cubberley High School. 1967-04-21. Retrieved 2015-05-14.