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The Rutherford County Line (1987)

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The life Of Sheriff Damon Huskey and his manhunt for the man who killed his brother.


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Director: Worth Keeter
Stars: Earl Owensby, William T. Hicks, Ginger Alden


Credited cast:
Earl Owensby ...
Sheriff Damon Huskey
Sheriff's Deputy Roy Huskey
Marilyn Carter
Dean Whitworth ...
James W. Hutchins
Gene Kusterer
Rodney Orton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Brown
Kevin Campbell
Brownlee Davis
Jack Dillon
Michael Dowell
James Eric
Simon Frederick
Mickey Gatlin


The life Of Sheriff Damon Huskey and his manhunt for the man who killed his brother.

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March 1988 (West Germany)  »

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Damon's Law  »

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Based on a true-life lawman named Damon Huskey, who served as the Sheriff of Rutherford County, North Carolina for 24 years. See more »

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Should've been a TV Series
14 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Really good indie film. True story of an NC sheriff.

Earl Owensby is very believable as the sheriff who runs the county by "Damon's Law" -- passion, justice, soft heart (when necessary), and lots of good ol' common sense. Some GREAT, classic scenes that make it a stand-out among indies.

The film was just begging to be the makings of a pilot for a TV series that would've shot Earl to the REALLY "big" time, if one can say that. Any man who's been profiled on "60 Minutes" and had feature articles written about him in "Esquire", "GQ", and the L.A. Times has made it to the top in my book.

Make more films, Earl. You're not done yet!

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