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Ambushed (1998)

Jim Natter, the leader of a violent Ku Klux Klan lodge, is shot dead. His teenage son Eric Natter is found nearby, and taken into police custody for his protection pending the investigation... See full summary »

Director:

Ernest R. Dickerson (as Ernest Dickerson)

Writer:

Andrew Miles
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Courtney B. Vance ... Jerry Robinson
Jer Adrianne Lelliott ... Eric Natter (as Jeremy Lelliott)
Virginia Madsen ... Lucy Monroe
William Forsythe ... Mike Organski
David Keith ... Deputy Lawrence
Bill Nunn ... Watts Fatboy
Charles Hallahan ... Sheriff Carter
Robert Patrick ... Shannon Herrold
William Sadler ... Jim Natter
Carl Espy Carl Espy ... Deputy Bean
Scott Hinson Scott Hinson ... Deputy Dunbar
William Flaman ... Tom
J. Michael Hunter J. Michael Hunter ... Mintz
Scott Simpson ... Richter
Don Hall Don Hall ... Billy Dean
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Jim Natter, the leader of a violent Ku Klux Klan lodge, is shot dead. His teenage son Eric Natter is found nearby, and taken into police custody for his protection pending the investigation. While four cops drive him to a safe-house, they are ambushed. Three of them shot dead, including Deputy Lawrence, and his black partner Jerry Robinson is accused of the murders. Written by KGF Vissers

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When a Klan leader is murdered, it lights the fuse to a race explosion. Now the only man who can put it out is the one everyone suspects.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Charles Hallahan's last film. See more »

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References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

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Good little movie
4 October 2004 | by dave-1232See all my reviews

Sometimes movies that touches on race-sensitive issues comes out trite and panders to the liberal conscience. This is not one of them. Courtney Vance delivers a thoughtful performance as a cop who is struggling with his own race issues as he works to save a kid brainwashed by the KKK father. Virginia Madsen is sexy as usual and Robert Patrick (The Terminator, X Files) is excellent. William Forsythe is also great as a no bullshit cop. The movie score is cool and reminds me of Ry Cooder. It is well put together and director Ernest Dickerson deserves credit for that. I am a fan of his work. He earned his chops as Spike Lee's DP and if you want to see another Dickerson movie check out "{Never Die Alone". All in all, "Ambushed" is a fine little movie and deserves audience consideration as a rental. Check it out. I recommend it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ambushed - Dunkle Rituale See more »

Filming Locations:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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1.85 : 1
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