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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This film had such promise. The story could have been very powerful. However, due to poor casting, the story just falls flat. It's a hard look at racism, which exists still today, more than 30 years later. The lead role, played by Jim Brown, should have gone to someone with more acting experience. Even George Kennedy doesn't do particularly well in this film. This was a waste of a good chance to show how truly ugly racism was (and still is). A pity.
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