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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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Courtroom scenes show Georgia flag incorporating Confederate battle flag. Movie takes place in 1947; this flag wasn't adopted until 1956. See more »

Quotes

Lamar Potts: Hello John. I'm about ready to leave. Thought I'd drop by and see if there's anything you might need?
John Wallace: Ya mean, like a fancy last meal? No, I wouldn't want you to go hunting fried chicken and strawberry pie today, and then, tomorrow I wind up eating supper at my own house. It ain't gonna happen, they ain't gonna kill me. There'll be a phone call, always has been.
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John Wallace: You know, Lamar ... we're a lot alike ... each running his own county, having power over other men ...best feeling in the ...
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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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