A sniper is killing residents at a winter resort. Who will die next? And why?

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Sheriff Sam McNeill
John Larch ...
Dr. Bill Hammond
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Bill Carter
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Peter Lockhard
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Mayor Clinton Bickford
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Charley Eastman
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Grace Lockhard
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Betty
John Calvin ...
Deputy Jerry Troy
Louise Latham ...
Doris
Robert F. Simon ...
Harvey
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Dave Michaels
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Mildred Young
Walter Brooke ...
Ben
Devra Korwin ...
Elaine Carter
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Someone is shooting the residents of a mountain resort town. Sheriff McNeill (Andy Griffith) must figure out the connection that links the victims and find the sniper before he (or she) kills again, and before the town council relieves him of duty. Written by yortsnave

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15 April 1974 (USA)  »

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This unsold television series pilot was inspired by the film They Only Kill Their Masters (1972), starring James Garner. See more »

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Spin-off Adams of Eagle Lake (1975) See more »

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Excellent Made for TV Movie
19 March 2011 | by (Long Island, New york) – See all my reviews

This is a great suspenseful thriller. I found out that this was an unsold pilot for a show that was to be called "Adams of Eagle Lake," I see on that page that they shot 2 episodes with Nick Nolte playing the sheiff, a character change from this TV movie. The film has an excellent supporting cast. Eugene Roche is very good as the towns activity coordinator. His role was reminiscent of Murray Hamiltons role in "Jaws," Young Nick Nolte is equally as good, you can see that he had possibilities of being a really good actor, which he succeeded at until his personal problems got in the way. Andy Griffith was excellent. This film stands as a testament to Andy, illustrating the fact that he was easily able to move away from the role of Sheriff Andy of Mayberry. ***1/2 stars.


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