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...tick... tick... tick... (1970)

 -  Drama | Action  -  9 January 1970 (USA)
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Racial tensions threaten to explode when a black man is elected sheriff of a small, racially divided town in the Deep South.

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This is the story of a black man who has been elected sheriff in a U.S. southern county, due to the vote of blacks. He receives a huge amount of hostility from the non-tolerant white establishment, making his job very hard. The white former sheriff has his own struggle, as he balances his devotion to the law with his family and community relations. Things come to a head when the black sheriff puts a white man, the son of a wealthy land-owner of a neighboring county, in jail, and his daddy comes after him. Everyone around has to decide where their values really lie. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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A black sheriff on the way up. A white sheriff on the way out. See more »

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...Tick... tick... tick... byen der var en bombe  »

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Jimmy Price: What's going on back there?
Black Deputy: Police brutality.
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A clock is ticking during the opening credits. With each tick one word of the credits is added. See more »

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Referenced in The Joe Namath Show: Episode #1.3 (1969) See more »

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southern realism
8 December 2006 | by (Morocco) – See all my reviews

This was one of my most memorable movies from when I was a kid. It seems to be about real people, who move from humor to fierce tension back to humor again. Northern organizers help a southern black man get elected sheriff in a small town (which feels like a lot of small towns down south) in the 60's, and he gets to deal with the reality of being elected. The movie sets up quite a few stereotypical characters; for some of them, it knocks down the stereotype, and then for others it lets it stand. People (black and white) in the town have to choose between their traditions, their comfort, and their values, as tensions rise when the new sheriff tries to do his job.

It's not high drama, but it's real.


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