Norco 80 A limited-series, true-crime story. Based on Peter Houlahan's best-selling book and produced with his participation. Norco '80 recounts the events of May 1980 when five, heavily-armed young men, inspired by an apocalyptic religious movement, attempted to rob a Southern California bank. The robbers were discovered, several law enforcement agencies gave chase, and the resulting getaway turned towns along the route into war zones. Part caper, part human drama, part cautionary tale.
Norco '80

Norco 80

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A limited-series, true-crime story. Based on Peter Houlahan's best-selling book and produced with his participation. Norco '80 recounts the events of May 1980 when five, heavily-armed young men, inspired by an apocalyptic religious movement, attempted to rob a Southern California bank. The robbers were discovered, several law enforcement agencies gave chase, and the resulting getaway turned towns along the route into war zones. Part caper, part human drama, part cautionary tale.

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