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...tick... tick... tick... (1970)

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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What happens in a Southern town when law and order is in the hands of a black man? See more »

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9 January 1970 (USA)  »

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...Tick... Tick... Tick...  »

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Most of the original soundtrack that was recorded by the Glaser Brothers was removed in 1972 when ...tick...tick...tick... made its television debut. It was redubbed with the 1968 movie soundtrack "A Time To Sing", preformed by Hank Williams Jr. See more »

Goofs

When the sheriff goes to arrest the rapist, he gets into a fight with the rapist and two of his friends. He is able to knock out the 2 friends with one punch each, yet the rapist takes 10 or 12 punches before he is subdued. The 2 friends remain conveniently unconscious until the rapist is cuffed. See more »

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John Braddock: [Harley has just been locked up in jail with Braddock] Welcome to the Colusa County jail, Sambo.
George Harley: Shut your mouth. You red neck, peckerwood.
John Braddock: Oh, now what's the matter? You don't like us kindly white folk?
George Harley: You tell it like it is, honky!
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Crazy Credits

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 Rich Hall's the Dirty South (2010) See more »

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Woman Woman
Words and Music by Jim Glaser and Jimmy Payne
Sung by Tompall Glaser and The Glaser Brothers
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28 June 1999 | by (Chelsea, OK (USA)) – See all my reviews

Jim Brown takes over as a sheriff of a racially segregated southern town from George Kennedy in the 50's. Excellent human nature study of the time when a turn of events forces Brown to seek Kennedy's assistance with a tense situation. Outstanding performances by the entire cast. Believe Kennedy and Brown fans would be impressed with this film.


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