American Experience: Oklahoma City

2017 • 101 minutes
7 reviews
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On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh, a former soldier deeply influenced by the literature and ideas of the radical right, parked a Ryder truck with a five-ton fertilizer bomb in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City. Moments later, 168 people were killed and 675 were injured in the blast. OKLAHOMA CITY traces the events — including the deadly encounters between American citizens and law enforcement at Ruby Ridge and Waco — that led McVeigh to commit the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history. With a virulent strain of anti-government anger still with us, the film is both a cautionary tale and an extremely timely warning.

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7 reviews
deborah elliott
October 6, 2021
No new information, same old canned info. This documentary should have addressed the fact that McVeigh wasn't smart enough to have built that bomb himself, even if Nichols had helped. The article on McVeigh by The Guardian has more information than this documentary. There is entirely too much time spent on Ruby Ridge and Waco in this film. There were witnesses who saw other people with McVeigh, according to The Guardian. This documentary is not worth renting.
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