While the Sparta police hunt down a randomly shooting troublemaker, a philandering husband uses his mischief to cover his murder of his wife.




Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
David Hart ...
Patrolman Junior Abernathy (as Christian Le Blanc)
Pauline Slade
Donna Mitchell ...
Margaret Mims
Gilmore Hodges
Nurse Lita / Gillespie's Girlfriend (as Maggie Blye)
Sonny Mims
Joe Ed Thaxton
Pat Pierre Perkins ...
Miss Elnora (as Pat Perkins)
Peter Gabb ...


Shots are fired at night from a moving pickup, rousing all the gun control advocates. Sonny Mims has a gun store, which belongs in reality to his wife Margaret who is a drunk. Sonny is having an affair with Margaret's cousin, Pauline Slade, and vows he will ask for a divorce. Pauline persuades Sonny to kill Margaret under the guise of a random shooting, which he does. Chief Gillespie, Virgil Tibbs and Bubba Skinner have a shouting match over details of the investigation. Pauline plays up to Bubba to get information, which makes Sonny jealous. Evidence points to Joe Ed Thaxton, who fired the original shots from his pickup, but the lead goes nowhere. Pauline and Sonny set their sights on slow-witted Gilmore Hodges, which leads to a deeper quagmire. Written by richardann

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Crime | Mystery





Release Date:

15 March 1988 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Am I the only one who dont like Harriet DeLong? dark_seed81
Episodes missing from dvd sets? dark_seed81
ITHOTN Epilogue thunderbird56
Everyones Ages ? dark_seed81
Never any Closure sholsten-611-761267
Carroll O'Connor? supermomofboys
Discuss Road Kill (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: