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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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Sheriff Jim Metts
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Dawn Elizabeth Smith (as Jeri Lynn Ryan)
Michele Abrams ...
Shari Smith
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Asst. Sheriff McCarty
Linda Pierce ...
Hilda Smith
J. Don Ferguson ...
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Larry Gene Bell (as Butch Slade)
Joyce Leigh Bowden ...
Carol Metts (as Joyce Bowden)
Stephen Preusse ...
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Scanlon
Michael Flippo ...
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Chuck Kinlaw ...
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Man at Depot (as Mark Miller)
Alan Sader ...
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Don Tilley ...
Man at Door
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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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On April 27, 2015, ex- Sheriff James R. Metts was sentenced to 1 year plus 1 day in Federal Prison after he was convicted of accepting bribes to house illegal aliens who worked at a co-conspirator's business. See more »

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A superb film based on an extraordinary true story
1 August 2001 | by (chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

An extremely well-acted and well-written film, even more remarkable because the family and events were real. Jeri Lynn Ryan's character, Dawn, sets herself up as a target to catch the criminal who threatens her and her family. William Devane, an actor with an outstanding film and TV career, co-stars as the sheriff who leads the police investigation. Although the film is set in small-town South Carolina, Devane's character breaks down the stereotype of southern police officers. Viewers will cheer Dawn on and marvel at her courage while sympathizing whole-heartedly with her family's plight. The film stays suspenseful to the end.


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