Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates.
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1983  
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Foxy Funderburke 3 episodes, 1983
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 Carrie Lee 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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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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It is interesting to note that Tyler's wife, Liz, is worried that he will be recognized in Delano, since he grew up there. Her fears are well founded, when Pieback Johnson, the town drunk, recognizes him, but no one makes anything of it. Later, when Tyler pulls over Hoss Spence, and Hoss attacks him with a cane, Tyler has flashbacks to when Hoss attacked him as a boy for spilling milk. However, Hoss should have recognized Tyler, and did not. See more »

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Tyler Watts: [Skeeter is removing Tyler from his cell] Where are you taking me?
Skeeter Willis: I'm not taking you anywhere... You are in the process of escaping.
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Great Story: I would Give It A+
21 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Charlton Heston, was a great narrator in this series. Through three generations, how murders were happening under their noses. The murderer was among them. Each Chief investigated the murders. I didn't like Sonny Butts. He was a womanizer and likewise wasn't police material. They should have found another Will Henry Lee. It did keep your attention. However you know the murderer, from the first.


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