Waco: The Rules of Engagement
Waco: The Rules of Engagement
Waco: The Rules of Engagement
Item#: 831
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Running Time: 136 minutes
G 10-Adult
Amy Sommer


"Two Thumbs Up!"
- Siskel & Ebert

"Waco is remarkable".
- Stephen Holden, New York Times

"It is the documentary that will not go away."
- Robert Healy, Boston Globe

"An informative voice in the spin-controlled darkness."
- Desson Howe, Washington Post

"I think that anyone who thinks they know what happened at Waco has another thing coming."
- Roger Ebert

"Highly Recommeneded!"
- Educational Media Reviews Online


- Acadamy Award Nomination
- Named one of the year's best films in The Los Angeles Times, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, L.A. Weekly and the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
- Winner of the prestigious International Documentary Association Award


- BBC Channel 4
- Link TV
- Free Speech TV
- SBS Australia


Waco: The Rules of Engagement is the first full-length documentary film to present the complete picture of the series of events outside Waco, Texas during 1993 that resulted in the shooting of 4 federal agents and the deaths of 86 men, women, and children of the Branch Davidian religious sect.

Waco: The Rules of Engagement is a highly detailed examination of the interaction between David Koresh, his members, and Federal Law Enforcement. It shows how the FBI misled the public and American political leaders in order to focus overwhelming force on a group whose diversity of race, national origin, and apocalyptic religious beliefs made its members easy targets for lethal abuse of civil and human rights.

Gripping and deeply thought provoking, the film provides America with something it truly needs - an opportunity to review the historical record of events at Waco. The findings raise doubts about the FBI's version of the story and their larger role in similar instances of law enforcement.