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Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  10 December 1991 (USA)
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The recounting of a terrible crime that wracked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980's.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheriff Jim Metts
Dawn Elizabeth Smith (as Jeri Lynn Ryan)
Michele Abrams ...
Shari Smith
Asst. Sheriff McCarty
Linda Pierce ...
Hilda Smith
J. Don Ferguson ...
Larry Gene Bell (as Butch Slade)
Joyce Leigh Bowden ...
Carol Metts (as Joyce Bowden)
Stephen Preusse ...
SLED Officer
Michael Flippo ...
Command Post Deputy
Chuck Kinlaw ...
Man at Depot (as Mark Miller)
Alan Sader ...
Don Tilley ...
Man at Door


The recounting of a terrible crime that wracked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980's.

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Sheriff James R. Metts is the longest serving Republican elected official in South Carolina, having served since 1975. At the time, South Carolina was still mostly democratic. At the time of his first election, he was the youngest sheriff in the United States. Metts was suspended from office by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley after being indicted on Federal corruption charges in 2014. See more »

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20 September 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This was a very good movie, sad, and mystery! this girl's sister is kidnapped and the kidnapper keeps calling her and becomes obsessed with her the police can't find him and he continues to taunt her over the phone, its a very good movie, you should watch it!

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