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Murder in Coweta County (1983)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 15 February 1983
In 1948, in rural Georgia, Coweta County is watched over by its legendary, indomitable Sheriff Lamar Potts (Johnny Cash). No felony had ever gone unsolved while Sheriff Potts was in charge.... See full summary »

Director:

Gary Nelson

Writers:

Dennis Nemec (teleplay), Margaret Anne Barnes (book)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Johnny Cash ... Lamar Potts
Andy Griffith ... John Wallace
Earl Hindman ... J.H. Potts
Ed Van Nuys Ed Van Nuys ... Huddleston
Robert Schenkkan ... Wilson Turner
Jo Henderson Jo Henderson ... Josephine Wallace
Daniel Keyes Daniel Keyes ... Elzie Hancock
Danny Nelson Danny Nelson ... Sheriff Hardy Collier
Norman Matlock ... Albert Brooks
Brent Jennings ... Robert Lee Gates
June Carter Cash ... Mayhayley Lancaster
James Neal James Neal ... A.L. Henson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Earl Poole Ball ... Steve Smith
Dan Biggers Dan Biggers ... Judge Boykin
Marc Clement Marc Clement ... J.C. Otwell
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Storyline

In 1948, in rural Georgia, Coweta County is watched over by its legendary, indomitable Sheriff Lamar Potts (Johnny Cash). No felony had ever gone unsolved while Sheriff Potts was in charge. In the next county, though, there is a vast estate known as "The Kingdom." It's ruled by one man, John Wallace (Andy Griffith), whose power is absolute and beyond the law. But when Wallace chases one of his underlings to deliver ruthless punishment, he makes a critical mistake. He crosses over into Coweta County... Sheriff Potts' territory. This is the compelling true story of the man who ran the Kingdom, and the man who brought him down. Written by Dick Atkins

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Taglines:

Bribery. Bloodshed. Now ... Justice.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

Monticello, Georgia, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Daniel Keyes' final television performance. See more »

Goofs

The wall clock in the execution room is an electronic digital clock because the second hand jumps to advance one second at a time. A wind up clock from that era would not have a second hand. An electric clock would show a second hand that moves at a constant steady angular velocity. See more »

Quotes

Deputy #2: Sheriff! Elzie just checked in. He thinks he found something!
Lamar Potts: [to John Wallace who is behind bars in jail] You remember Elzie Hancock don't you, John? He's the one that got your uncle.
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Surprisingly shocking
31 March 2000 | by Sean84See all my reviews

"My momma always told me, Do what you have to do, just never let your conscience get in the way." - Wallace (Griffith). The movie is surprisingly shocking. The movie showcases both Griffith and Cash in non-typical roles; Sheriff Andy Taylor on the other side of the Law, and The Man in Black walks behind the badge. The movie is based on a true story, and most of the actors are convincing in their roles. Though the quality is rather grainy and the sound a little muffled, you will still probably enjoy it. It is similar to "All the King's Men", but only ninety minutes of your time. 9 out of 10.


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