Gillespie and Tibbs clash over who the guilty party is in the murder of a cab driver, until a local informant provides some vital information.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
Althea Tibbs (credit only)
David Hart ...
Hugh O'Connor ...
Lisa Williams ...
Yolanda Blaylock
Eric Ware ...
Riblin Blaylock
Steve Coulter ...
William Jackson
Ginnie Randall ...
Sippie Jackson
Maria Cystak (as Lisa Coles)


When white cab driver Mike Cystak is found murdered in the Bottoms and the $1500 in cash he had with him missing, there is fear that racial tensions in Sparta could reach a breaking point. Officer Parker Williams arrives on the scene of the murder and catches a black man named William Jackson next to the victim with blood on his hand and sleeve, and he has around the same amount of money in his wallet that is missing from the dead cabbie. Chief Gillespie and Detective Tibbs clash over whether Jackson is the prime suspect in Cystak's death. Chief Gillespie believes that William Jackson is innocent while Detective Tibbs is confident that he is the one responsible for the crime. The Bottoms informant Jimmy Dawes gives some vital information that helps the Sparta P.D. in solving this case. Written by mts77

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery




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27 March 1990 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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