In the Heat of the Night: Season 3, Episode 9

My Name Is Hank (19 Dec. 1989)

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A Vietnamese teenager comes to town, claiming to be the son of one of Chief Gillespie's GI friends. The Chief must help the boy when he gets himself accused of the murder of a comvienence store owner.



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Episode cast overview:
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
David Hart ...
Hugh O'Connor ...
Barry Bernal ...
Hank (as Barry K. Bernal)
David Olsen ...
Skip Jensen
Lois Berg ...
Charlie Deppish ...
J.J. Simmers
Ted Marcus (as Thom Gossom)
Officer Luanne Corbin (as Crystal Fox)


While hitchhiking his way to Sparta to see Chief Bill Gillespie, a Vietnamese teenager named Hank is eyewitness to an armed robbery which results in murder. Hank tells the Chief that he is fathered by an old friend of his, but evidence is soon found to put doubt on the boy's claim. Meanwhile, the presence of Hank brings on some painful memories for Parker of his time served during the Vietnam War. The Sparta P.D. nabs one of the suspects involved with the deadly robbery, while on the lookout for the dangerous shooter who remains on the loose. Written by mts77

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Drama | Crime | Mystery





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19 December 1989 (USA)  »

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When Lonnie finds Mr. Perkins shot in the liquor store, he checks his pulse, even though Mr. Perkins is breathing and moaning out loud. See more »


Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie: Now, you take a squirrel. He may seem to run out to the end of a limb that goes nowhere, that tapers off into nothin'. But he in't there. He ran out a foot or two along that limb and then he doubled back on the blind side and he really never left the place where you first saw him. Think about that.
Lt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner: I don' wanna.
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Caroling, Caroling
Lyrics by Wihla Hutson
Music by Alfred Burt
Portion played as part of score
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