Chiefs (1983)

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Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates.

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 Hugh Holmes (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Foxy Funderburke (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Billy Lee (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Sonny Butts (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Carrie Lee (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Will Henry Lee (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Sheriff Skeeter Willis (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Trish Lee (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Tyler Watts (aka Joshua Cole) (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Hoss Spence (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Emmett Spence (2 episodes, 1983)
Kaiulani Lee ...
 Mrs. Butts (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Nellie Cole (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Dr. Tom Manton (2 episodes, 1983)
James Brown Henderson ...
 Pieback Johnson (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Tommy Allen (2 episodes, 1983)
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This series tells the story of a southern town's police chiefs and the serial murderer who confounds them. Will Henry Lee is the first chief, an easygoing man who works to establish the position while the murderer begins his havoc. The second is a violent racist who stumbles about his job as the murderer continues his. Tyler Watts is the final chief in the story, an African-American cop who must deal with the virulent racism of his community while he puts together the pieces to finally bring the murderer to justice. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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An epic adventure seeming with power, love and hatred.


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13 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Chefia  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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(video) | (3 parts)

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Andy Griffith was announced to part of the cast, but he became ill and was replaced by Keith Carradine. See more »

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Tyler Watts: If this thing is as big as I think it is, they won't need an election... they'll carry Billy to the governor's mansion on their shoulders!
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Superb story and performances by all
3 July 2002 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

One little correction to a previous comment, the story begins in the early 1920's and goes through the mid 1960's. Although the murders are the thread that ties the 3 generations together, it is the evolution of a town, the growing pains of a culture, and the ultimate acceptance of those once rejected that makes the story. Charlton Heston is superb in his role as he "ages" through the generations, as is Keith Carradine.

One word of caution, if you haven't seen it be sure you get an uncut version. The full movie (originally a TV mini series in 3 parts)is about 4-1/2 hrs. There are several commercially produced versions out there of varying lengths. Some are so badly chopped up you miss key elements of the show.


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