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John Michael Hayes (teleplay)
David Karp (story)
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Release Date:
15 April 1974 (USA) See more »
A sniper is killing residents at a winter resort. Who will die next? And why? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Andy Griffith ... Sheriff Sam McNeill

John Larch ... Dr. Bill Hammond

Tim O'Connor ... Bill Carter

Lawrence Pressman ... Peter Lockhard

Eugene Roche ... Mayor Clinton Bickford

Charles Tyner ... Charley Eastman

Joyce Van Patten ... Grace Lockhard

Sheree North ... Betty
John Calvin ... Deputy Jerry Troy
Louise Latham ... Doris

Robert F. Simon ... Harvey

Nick Nolte ... Dave Michaels

Ruth McDevitt ... Mildred Young

Walter Brooke ... Ben
Devra Korwin ... Elaine Carter
David Frankham ... Reverend Phillips

Elayne Heilveil ... Cynthia

Directed by
Jud Taylor 
Writing credits
John Michael Hayes (teleplay)

David Karp (story)

Produced by
Alan Godfrey .... associate producer
Richard O. Linke .... executive producer
Burt Nodella .... producer
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Frank Stanley (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Henry Berman 
Casting by
Gary Shaffer 
Art Direction by
Albert Brenner 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
Makeup Department
Billie Jordan .... hair stylist
Jack Wilson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Harris Katleman .... executive in charge of television production (as Harris L. Katleman)
Maurice Vaccarino .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Washburn .... assistant director (as Charles C. Washburn)
Art Department
Carl Beondé .... property master (as Carl Beonde)
Benjamin Resella .... scenic designer (uncredited)
William Ladd Skinner .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Jerry Jost .... sound
Hal Watkins .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Donald L. Hartley .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paula Lynn Kaatz .... costumer: women (as Paula Kaatz)
Stephen Lodge .... costumer: men
Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Willard Jones .... music copyist (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Lincoln Mayorga .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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94 min
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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 »
Movie Connections:
Spin off "Adams of Eagle Lake" (1975)See more »


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Excellent Made for TV Movie, 19 March 2011
Author: Tony Rome from Long Island, New york

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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