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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Cast

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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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Storyline

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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1.33 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

Trish Lee: [Chief Watts has come to see the newly elected Governor Lee] Tyler... Hugh Holmes said it would take a lot of good people to make things decent around here again... You're one of them.
[Tyler smiles and nods]
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A Masterpiece
25 January 2001 | by (Chattanooga, TN) – See all my reviews

This movie will grab you and keep you in it's grasp from beginning to end! You find yourself cheering for one of the bad guy's at one point. The entire film is acted very well and it is interesting to see the characters and town age and change over time. I think Charlton Heston did a great job, better than Andy Griffith would have done had he gotten the role as planned. It was originally a mini series and it might take you two or three sittings to see the entire film, but when it is over you will be glad you did.


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