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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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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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The film is based on a real incident that happened in 1948, and resulted in the first time in the history of the state of Georgia where a white man was given the death sentence upon the testimony of two black men. 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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J. C. Otwell: But Lamar, John Wallace . . . he just about owns Meriwether County.
Lamar Potts: This ain't Meriwether.
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an awesome tv film
29 September 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

People who enjoyed Andy Griffith's tv show need to be warned. Watching his show and then watching this riveting film is like watching a fireworks display and then seeing a nuclear explosion! He plays one of the most loathsome villians you will ever see, a man without a conscience who truly believes he is above the law and can kill whoever he wants. It is one of the most frightning portrayals of a cold-blooded killer imaginable. On the other hand, Johnny Cash is one of the most likeable good guys imaginable as the honest, dogged righteous sheriff determined to bring Griffith to justice. Cash is one of the greatest singers of all time, but this film shows off his considerable acting ability as well. Its also a beautiful film to look at with its depiction of life in the South and the photography. I see this wonderful film as almost a morality play of sorts, ultimate good versus ultimate evil. One interesting footnote, there is an actress named Cindi Knight who plays the murder victim's wife, in real life she later married Andy Griffith! This film was available on video for a while, but is out of circulation. Tape it if its on tv


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