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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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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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Lamar Potts: The first one who touches one of my deputies, I'm gonna kill him.
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Surprisingly shocking
31 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

"My momma always told me, Do what you have to do, just never let your conscience get in the way." - Wallace (Griffith). The movie is surprisingly shocking. The movie showcases both Griffith and Cash in non-typical roles; Sheriff Andy Taylor on the other side of the Law, and The Man in Black walks behind the badge. The movie is based on a true story, and most of the actors are convincing in their roles. Though the quality is rather grainy and the sound a little muffled, you will still probably enjoy it. It is similar to "All the King's Men", but only ninety minutes of your time. 9 out of 10.


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