Wilson Sweet puts his job on the line when he takes a personal stake in the case of a 13-year-old drug addict.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner (credit only)
Althea Tibbs
David Hart ...
Officer Parker Williams
Cpl. Wilson Sweet
Hugh O'Connor ...
Sgt. Lonnie Jamison
Mrs. Kroller
Jim Kroller
Corrie Kroller
Darrell (as Walt Goggins)
Amanda Pillow ...
Zan Kroller
Officer Luann Corbin (as Crystal Fox)


Officer Wilson Sweet recognizes symptoms of the crack epidemic in a teenage girl caught trying to pawn items taken from her parents' home. Sweet has a personal connection to this case because he had a cousin who died due to the drug. Chief Gillespie tells Sweet to stay off the case because of his emotional involvement to it. Sweet disobeys the Chief's orders and goes after the drug dealer who supplied the crack to the girl. Written by mts77

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery





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21 November 1989 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Dana Barron was 23 1/2 years old when she played the role of 13-year-old Corrie. See more »

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Excellent Show!!! Timeless!!!
28 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

This episode took place when crack was just becoming somewhat of a household word. many people still did not understand the seriousness of the problem. this was well written and really hit home on the devastation that this drug caused in so many families dealing with addiction and death.i would recommend, even in 2013, that this episode should be played for all young adults facing temptation and peer pressure and the effects this drug will have on their lives. excellent show!!! timeless!!! Carroll O'Connor and Geoffrey Thorne did an excellent job showing both the lack of knowledge and first hand experience of the devastation of crack.

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