The baby-boom years in Delano after World War II see the appointment of an ill-suited veteran to the sheriff's office, resulting in graft, police brutality and racial discrimination, while the crimes...
While Kennedy liberalism in the early 1960's offers new challenges and possibilities, the courageous appointment of a new sheriff and the resolution of a decades long hunt for a serial killer bring ...
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
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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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This is definitely one story I wish someone would either release on DVD or
show on television again. This is a wonderful story that shows is a
wonderful look at how life was in the south as shown through the eyes of
three generations of police chiefs. Wayne Rogers is great in his role as
the first chief, Will Henry Lee, and Brad Davis is great as the racist chief
Sonny Butts. However, Billy Dee Williams gives an outstanding performance
as Chief Tyler Watts (aka Joshua Cole), the chief who manages to break the
case that had been dogging the town for years. Also, Keith Carradine plays
the perfect killer in Foxy. His portrayal of the maniacal serial killer
really gave you the impression that he had a dark side. But the performance
that really surprised me was Charleton Heston as town founder, Hugh Holmes.
Normally, I'm not the biggest fan of Mr. Heston, but he turned out an
outstanding performance as the man who is the tie to the three generations
of police chiefs. This mini-series is definitely a classic.
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