The city of Atlanta, Georgia, is terrorized by a rash of child murders occurring in its black community. When a black photographer is arrested for the crimes, controversy erupts over ... See full summary »
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1985  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

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 Alvin Binder (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Major Walker (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Lewis Slaton (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Ben Shelter (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Wayne Williams (2 episodes, 1985)
Lynne Moody ...
 Selena Cobb (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Faye Williams (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Camille Bell (2 episodes, 1985)
Paul Benjamin ...
 Homer Williams (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Jack Mallard (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Larry Peterson (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Mike Edwards (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Ken Lawson (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Campbell (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Mayor Jackson (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Withers (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Chet Dettlinger (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Gwendolyn (2 episodes, 1985)
Michael Alldredge ...
 Bobby Tolin (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Gilliland (2 episodes, 1985)
Stephen Godwin ...
 Jerry Heckler (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Cool Breeze (2 episodes, 1985)
Don Hood ...
 McLean (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Broderick (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Dr. Saleh Zaki (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Amy Kennear (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Venus Taylor (2 episodes, 1985)
Veronica Redd ...
 Sharon Blakely (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Judge Clarence Cooper (2 episodes, 1985)
Lisa Blake Richards ...
 Helen Dettlinger (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Connie Levine (2 episodes, 1985)
Essex Smith ...
 Robert Henry (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Hindsman (2 episodes, 1985)
Royce Wallace ...
 Margaret Carter (2 episodes, 1985)
Charles Weldon ...
 John Bell (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Tombe Chorro (2 episodes, 1985)
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 David Dingle (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Commissioner Lee Brown (2 episodes, 1985)
Ed Cambridge ...
 Mr. Cobb (2 episodes, 1985)
Marilyn Coleman ...
 Lois Evans (2 episodes, 1985)
Noel Conlon ...
 Psychiatrist (2 episodes, 1985)
John Devlin ...
 Cassidy (2 episodes, 1985)
Clarence Floyd III ...
 J.J. Coleman (2 episodes, 1985)
Zero Hubbard ...
 Patrick (2 episodes, 1985)
Barbara Harris ...
 Mary Welcome (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Policeman #1 (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Young Lawyer (2 episodes, 1985)
Lawrence Lott ...
 Dr. Sack (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Rev. Avery (2 episodes, 1985)
John Petlock ...
 Pathologist (2 episodes, 1985)
Jack Rader ...
 Rackleff (2 episodes, 1985)
J.W. Smith ...
 Nathaniel Carter (2 episodes, 1985)
Maurice Sneed ...
 Roommate (2 episodes, 1985)
Christopher St. John ...
 Baltazar (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Sheldon Kemp (2 episodes, 1985)
Olga Talyn ...
 Mrs. Sack (2 episodes, 1985)
Robert S. Telford ...
 Polygraph Operator (2 episodes, 1985)
Anthony Thompkins ...
 Darryl (2 episodes, 1985)
Ellen Tobie ...
 Gloria Patterson (2 episodes, 1985)
Myrna White ...
 Robin Shelter (2 episodes, 1985)
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 Jerry Armstrong (2 episodes, 1985)
Erica Yohn ...
 Ruth (2 episodes, 1985)
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The city of Atlanta, Georgia, is terrorized by a rash of child murders occurring in its black community. When a black photographer is arrested for the crimes, controversy erupts over whether he is the actual killer or a scapegoat offered up by the city's mostly black leadership. Based on actual events. Written by Anonymous

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10 February 1985 (USA)  »

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Les enfants d'Atlanta  »

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The mini-series cast includes two Oscar winners: Jason Robards and Morgan Freeman; and three Oscar nominees: Ruby Dee, Rip Torn and James Earl Jones. See more »

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Camille Bell: We've got ourselves a black mayor, we've got ourselves a black commissioner of public safety, black councilman, we've got everything black from top to bottom! We got everything! But protection for our black children.
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The Atlanta Child Murders
19 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a young girl in the mid eighties and needless to say, especially being a young black child, it scared me. I just wanted to comment on what the previous commenter said. Though I am in no way claiming Wayne Williams is innocent, the murders and disappearances didn't stop with Williams' conviction as he stated, they actually continued until early '83 sparking talk that he may not have actually been the killer.

The evidence used to convict him was flimsy at best and there were actually over 100 children and young adults declared missing and or found dead. Williams was described as a "very weird" individual and did he commit these murders? Who knows but, the majority of evidence did not point towards him, there were over 100 children and young adults killed about 30 of them AFTER he was in jail.


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