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Winter Kill (1974)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie 15 April 1974
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
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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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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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Frightening childhood memories
24 July 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I recall staying up late one night back in 74' and watching this in the dark with my older brother, all while staying over night at my grandma's house, down stairs in the basement. I guess you could say that was a perfect setting.

I was enthralled in the story and I remember a night scene in which pebbles were tossed at a window, where a woman lived (I assumed it was her home) by some unknown person, just tossing them to get her attention, one at a time. Finally getting her attention, she stood in the window and by the time the audience figured something was about to happen, she was fatally shot to death!! I was horrified. This T.V. thriller seemed to have a pace that was a little sleepy in it's delivery of the story and the action of the characters in some parts, but that was probably just the 'm.o.' of it.

Now it's been over 30 years and I would really enjoy seeing this again from beginning to end, but I wouldn't know where to look for it on the dial. I don't know if it is on tape or disk either. Some of the classic stuff doesn't always get market shelved to the public, like it should.

Anyway if you are an Andy Griffith fan, I should think you would like him in this and be intrigued by this story too. I rate it an 8. (***)


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