The FBI and ATF seize religious leader David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas in the spring of 1993.
Based on the true story that shocked the world
Did You Know?
Due to the police cordon around the area, the best view of the siege for the public came from a hill about three miles away. One of the people that flocked to this spot was Timothy McVeigh, who came to witness what was happening for himself. Two years later, on the second anniversary of the last day of the Waco siege, McVeigh set off a bomb outside of a government building in Oklahoma City. Investigators would later learn that the Waco siege played a big part in convincing McVeigh to act against what he saw as a tyrannical government. See more
During the entire 51 days, David Koresh
retains his mullet haircut. But there is historical archive footage, particularly after the FBI sent video cameras in to the Davidians, in which his hair is relatively short, like a butch cut or a crew cut. See more
You've looked to me to be your leader. To guide you on this journey. But I'm no leader. I'm a follower, just like you. God has instructed me to stay here and wait for His sign. This is our time to prove through suffering that we are worthy of the miracle that's to come. The Kingdom of Heaven is coming, I promise you.