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Murder in Coweta County (1983)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  15 February 1983 (USA)
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In 1948, in rural Georgia, Coweta County is watched over by its legendary, indomitable Sheriff Lamar Potts (Johnny Cash). No felony had ever gone unsolved while Sheriff Potts was in charge.... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Lamar Potts
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John Wallace
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J.H. Potts
Ed Van Nuys ...
Huddleston
Robert Schenkkan ...
Wilson Turner
Jo Henderson ...
Josephine Wallace
Daniel Keyes ...
Elzie Hancock
Danny Nelson ...
Sheriff Hardy Collier
Norman Matlock ...
Albert Brooks
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Robert Lee Gates
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Mayhayley Lancaster
James Neal ...
A. L. Henson
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Steve Smith
Dan Biggers ...
Judge Boykin
Marc Clement ...
J. C. Otwell
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In 1948, in rural Georgia, Coweta County is watched over by its legendary, indomitable Sheriff Lamar Potts (Johnny Cash). No felony had ever gone unsolved while Sheriff Potts was in charge. In the next county, though, there is a vast estate known as "The Kingdom." It's ruled by one man, John Wallace (Andy Griffith), whose power is absolute and beyond the law. But when Wallace chases one of his underlings to deliver ruthless punishment, he makes a critical mistake. He crosses over into Coweta County... Sheriff Potts' territory. This is the compelling true story of the man who ran the Kingdom, and the man who brought him down. Written by Dick Atkins

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Bribery. Bloodshed. Now ... Justice.

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Daniel Keyes' final TV performance. See more »

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The wall clock in the execution room is an electronic digital clock because the second hand jumps to advance one second at a time. A wind up clock from that era would not have a second hand. An electric clock would show a second hand that moves at a constant steady angular velocity. See more »

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Sheriff Hardy Collier: Sheriff Potts paid me a visit this morning.
John Wallace: Yeah? Wha'd he want?
Sheriff Hardy Collier: What he wants is the man who killed Wilson Turner.
John Wallace: Is that what's go you so bothered?
Sheriff Hardy Collier: Real bothered!
John Wallace: Well, Turner was nothing but thieving, weasely, white trash. What kinda man gonna go breakin' a sweat over the likes of him?
[chuckles to himself]
Sheriff Hardy Collier: Lamar Potts.
John Wallace: The man was insolent ... stole from me. I let him get away and every dirt farmer I got's gonna wanna start helping himself to my possessions. I had to kill Turner, it was ...
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One of the best TV movies I have ever seen
14 September 2003 | by (Oregon) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie for the first time in high school at a time when I usually couldn't stand ANY type of TV movie. My dad was watching it and I just happened to be passing through as it was starting, and I was totally transfixed by this movie. I absolutely LOVE this movie. Andy Griffith is best known as a "good guy", but in this movie he plays one of the BEST evil, deluded, just-plain bad guys in movie history, big or small screen, in my opinion. Johnny Cash plays a very solid supporting role in the movie as the sheriff who will not rest until the crime is solved; but this film is OWNED by Griffith. If you see it listed, watch it, for God's sake, watch it. You won't regret it.


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