The Killing of Randy Webster


2h 1981

Brief Synopsis

When a teenage boy is slain by the Houston police following a stolen van chase, his father (Hal Holbrook) undertakes a tireless investigation into the truth and uncovers the fact that the gun found with the boy's body was a "throwdown," a weapon planted by the police. This true story initially was t

Film Details

Also Known As
Killing of Randy Webster, Throwdown, The
Release Date
1981

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

When a teenage boy is slain by the Houston police following a stolen van chase, his father (Hal Holbrook) undertakes a tireless investigation into the truth and uncovers the fact that the gun found with the boy's body was a "throwdown," a weapon planted by the police. This true story initially was to be called "The Throwdown", after the article on which the teleplay was based. An Emmy Award nomination went to the film's sound mixer.

Film Details

Also Known As
Killing of Randy Webster, Throwdown, The
Release Date
1981

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States March 11, 1981