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Let the Fire Burn ()

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On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia police dropped two pounds of military explosives onto a city row house occupied by the radical group MOVE. The resulting fire was not fought for over an hour although firefighters were on the scene with water cannons in place. Five children and six adults were killed and sixty-one homes were destroyed by the six-alarm blaze, one of the largest in the city's history.

Genre: Documentary

Country: USA

Directed By: Jason Osder

Starring: Birdie Africa, John Africa, Ramona Africa

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Let the Fire Burn belongs to 9 collections
1. Best of criticker: Documentary (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 12 stars)
2. The Dissolve: 2013's Movies To See (public: moderated by von krogh - 5 stars)
3. American racial politics (public: moderated by djross - 3 stars)
4. Disaster (public: moderated by iceblox - 1 star)
5. Philadelphia (public: moderated by djross - 1 star)
6. Best of criticker: 2013 (public: moderated by avgcrtckr)
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Nov 12 jazzandraz
73T2
Oct 09 spchariot davidysteph
42T6
Sep 30 BeccaGreen
64T7
Jul 22 Phil_Clowns Phil Clowns
83T9
Apr 12 letterboxdvo letterboxdvo
39T9
Mar 06 crowisback
75T9
Jan 05 KatyKrueger
96T6
Dec 10, 2016 KeanuGrieves KeanuGrieves
98T10
Nov 24, 2016 gregmnewman
88T10
Aug 11, 2016 chknpk chknpk
90T9
Aug 09, 2016 filmcricket
88T10
Jul 09, 2016 Martincuesta
74T4
Apr 10, 2016 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
78T10
Apr 08, 2016 TychoCelchuu TychoCelchuu
87T8
Mar 19, 2016 jpims12
92T10
Mar 18, 2016 donquixotic
50T4
Everyone here is terrible. Everybody
Mar 08, 2016 godsdice
70T6
Feb 19, 2016 elcapu
70T5
Jan 31, 2016 SEE-MIDD
83T10
Jan 24, 2016 tatabaanee tatabaanee
80T8
Jan 16, 2016 Veronica77
90T8
Jan 07, 2016 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
41T10
Dec 14, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
70T1
Oct 16, 2015 Niska Niska
46T9
Sep 26, 2015 LunaticC NBD Rab
85T9
Jul 02, 2015 DMCrimson DMCrimson
81T7
May 14, 2015 Eric_WK Eric WK
85T9
May 13, 2015 white_water
90T10
Apr 28, 2015 Remi
19T4
Mar 13, 2015 salty_dog salty dog
55T2
Mar 01, 2015 bones_r
70T6
Jan 01, 2015 MadMan MadMan
98T10
Dec 27, 2014 juntakinte68 juntakinte68
86T8
Dec 19, 2014 Hailey
90T9
Nov 11, 2014 MA M_A
79T8
Oct 26, 2014 AFlickering AFlickering
71T7
Oct 25, 2014 mattorama12 mattorama12
77T9
Really fantastic documentary about an event I'd never even heard of. It's always easy to say the filmmakers have a bias when making a movie like this, but it seems this was presented in a really fair way to all parties. Using only archival footage, this documentary brings you as close to the events as one could possible get nearly 30 years later. Highly recommend.
Oct 07, 2014 osm
80T6
Oct 01, 2014 AAAutin AAAutin
63T9
Sep 19, 2014 obtiosov obtiosov
84T8
Aug 29, 2014 dsjoerdsma
85T9
Aug 02, 2014 toro913
76T9
Jul 10, 2014 kyleloomis kyle.loomis
9T10
Jul 06, 2014 stuie299 stuie299
90T9
This is a well made, intriguing, and entertaining documentary. Like all documentaries it has its biases (in favor of MOVE) but here they are very tame. Definitely worth seeing especially for anyone (like myself) who is not old enough to remember the tragic conflict.
Jun 02, 2014 Noblet Noblet
85T9
Jun 01, 2014 jbyn jbyn
80T8
May 28, 2014 raven77
4T6
May 11, 2014 supergloo supergloo
9T8
May 07, 2014 gotquail
80T8
Apr 26, 2014 hellboy76 hellboy76
73T9
Well made documentary achieves the goal it sets out to do. It does not paint the MOVE members as angels and lets the government response speak for itself.
Apr 18, 2014 Cronos
80T9
Apr 09, 2014 jeffv jeff_v
76T9
Apr 01, 2014 dr_radical dr. radical
61T7
Mar 26, 2014 AceySaid10 AceySaid10%
87T10
Mar 26, 2014 kastenm kastenm
62T3
Feb 23, 2014 kafkalamak kafkalamak
83T9
Feb 14, 2014 ericambler
82T8
Feb 13, 2014 tenant tenant
50T5
Dec 19, 2013 bupp bupp
80T9
Dec 13, 2013 Kerc Kerc
20T6
Dec 03, 2013 fartblaster fartblaster
75T8
Nov 12, 2013 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
87T9
Oct 09, 2013 Timmer
61T4
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