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Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy

Ruby Ridge: An American Tragedy

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Sunday, May 19, 1996 10.2 17 3
Tuesday, May 21, 1996 8.8 15 3
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  • Season: 1995-96
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Miniseries
  • Subject Matter: Family Drama, Man Against The System, Political Piece, True Story
  • Based On: Every Knee Shall Bow written by Jess Walter
  • Misc.: 4 Hours

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the book ''Every Knee Shall Bow'' by Jess Walter. In 1992 Ruby Ridge Idaho, ex-Green Beret and white separatist Randy Weaver, his religious zealot wife Vicki and their three children lead a paranoid and isolated life in an armed compound. After selling sawed-off shotguns to undercover federal agents, he is descended upon by the FBI, state police and Federal marshals . A violent and bloody struggle ensues ending with tragic results on both sides.


Production Company:

  • Edgar J. Scherick Associates, Regan Co., Victor Television Prods.

Production Type:

  • Independent
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