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This DVD is a campy made-for-TV movie starring Tim Daly from the sitcome "WINGS". It gives a accurate story of the events of the Waco, Texas incident with David Koresh and his followers. Good entertainment when there's nothing else on television.
IN THE LINE OF DUTY:AMBUSH IN WACO
PRODUCTION ON THIS LANDMARK TELEFILM BEGAN JUST DAYS AFTER THE FATEFUL FEB. 28,1993 BUREAU OF ALCOHOL,TOBACCO AND FIREARMS RAID ON THE BRANCH DAVIDIAN COMPOUND IN WACO TEXAS. (TIM DALY) DID AN ABOUT TURN FROM HIS EASYGOING "JOE" ON THE POPULAR SITCOM WINGS TO TURN IN A WILD VIVID PERFORMANCE AS FALSE PROPHET DAVID KORESH. AMBUSH AT WACO PICKS UP THE KORESH STORY WHEN HE WAS STILL VERON HOWELL,A STRUGGLING SINGER/SONGWRITER IN CALIFORNIA WHO REINVENTS HIMSELF AS A MESSIANIC FIGURE RECRUITING THE SAD AND DISENFRANCHISED TO JOIN HIM IN HIS MECCA AT MOUNT CARMEL.
We remember the incident and the movie and this movie gives insight in to what really happened that day.
Timothy Daly makes this movie and no other actor could have played David Koresh.
I was interested in viewing the stand off between the dividians and atf. This fictious film shows everything up to and leading to the stand off. Only the original 45 minute battle is reinacted. Little things were off, Koresh was shot in the abdomen, not the hand like this movie. Kind of questions the integrity of the film. The climax of the real story happens after this movie ends which was real disapointing.