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Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997)

09/19/1997 (US) Documentary 2h 16m


In one of the most tragic face-offs in the history of law enforcement, the deadly debacle at Waco pitted the Branch Davidian sect against the FBI in an all-out war. This documentary makes the most of footage and recordings to examine how the events that led to the tragedy of April 19, 1993, unfolded, and how the FBI's unrelenting approach made what was already a bad situation much worse.

  1. William Gazecki

    Director, Writer

  2. Dan Gifford


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  1. Joe Biden

    Joe Biden

    Self - U.S. Senate (archive footage) (uncredited)

  2. Dan Gifford

    Narrator (voice)

  3. Clive Doyle

    Self - Branch Davidian

  4. Jack Harwell

    Self - Sheriff

  5. Joseph Penno

    Self - Former Chief, Houston Fire Department

  6. Dick J. Reavis

    Self - Author

  7. James D. Tabor

    Self - Biblical Scholar

  8. David Thibodeau

    Self - Branch Davidian

  9. Sonny Bono

    Sonny Bono

    Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Waco: The Rules of Engagement
Waco: The Rules of Engagement

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Original Language English

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