The Siege at Ruby Ridge

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The Siege at Ruby Ridge
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Genre Docudrama
Written by Lionel Chetwynd
Directed by Roger Young
Starring Randy Quaid
Laura Dern
Kirsten Dunst
Theme music composer Patrick Williams
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Edgar J. Scherick
Judith Regan
Producer(s) Robert F. Phillips
Location(s) Chico, California
Magalia, California
Cinematography Donald M. Morgan
Editor(s) Dennis C. Vejar
Benjamin A. Weissman
Running time 175 minutes
Production company(s) Edgar J. Scherick Associates
The Regan Company
Victor Television Productions Inc.
Distributor CBS
Release
Original network CBS
Original release May 19, 1996

The Siege at Ruby Ridge is a 1996 docudrama television film directed by Roger Young and written by Lionel Chetwynd about the confrontation between the family of Randy Weaver and the US federal government at Ruby Ridge in 1992. It was based on the book Every Knee Shall Bow by reporter Jess Walter.[1] It originally aired as a two-part CBS miniseries entitled Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy on May 19 and May 21, 1996.[1] The miniseries was edited together to become the film, The Siege at Ruby Ridge.[2]

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Awards[edit]

Year Group Award Nominee Result
1996 Satellite Award[3] Best Miniseries or TV Film The Siege at Ruby Ridge Nominated
Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Laura Dern Nominated
1997 YoungStar Award Best Young Actress in a Mini-Series/Made for TV Film Kirsten Dunst Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Suprynowicz, Vin (1999). "The Courtesan Press, Eager Lapdogs to Tyranny (Chapter 6)". Send in the Waco Killers – Essays on the Freedom Movement, 1993–1998. Mountain Media. p. 288.
  2. ^ Hal Erickson, "The Siege at Ruby Ridge - Overview", allmovie.com, 2007.
  3. ^ "1997 Awards". pressacademy.com. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 

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