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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 »

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Complete credited cast:
... Lamar Potts
... John Wallace
... J.H. Potts
Ed Van Nuys ... Huddleston
... Wilson Turner
Jo Henderson ... Josephine Wallace
Daniel Keyes ... Elzie Hancock
Danny Nelson ... Sheriff Hardy Collier
... Albert Brooks
... Robert Lee Gates
... Mayhayley Lancaster
James Neal ... A.L. Henson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Steve Smith
Dan Biggers ... Judge Boykin
Marc Clement ... J.C. Otwell
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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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Bribery. Bloodshed. Now ... Justice.

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Crime | Drama

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Last Blood  »

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Daniel Keyes' final television performance. See more »

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During the courtroom scene, Sheriff Potts (Cash) is wearing a contemporary wristwatch with an expansion band. See more »

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Lamar Potts: [to the posse crowd in the courtyard] There's a man who thinks he's above the law. Killed a fella in our county. Thinks he's gonna get away with it. We're gonna see that he don't.
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One of the best TV movies I have ever seen
14 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie for the first time in high school at a time when I usually couldn't stand ANY type of TV movie. My dad was watching it and I just happened to be passing through as it was starting, and I was totally transfixed by this movie. I absolutely LOVE this movie. Andy Griffith is best known as a "good guy", but in this movie he plays one of the BEST evil, deluded, just-plain bad guys in movie history, big or small screen, in my opinion. Johnny Cash plays a very solid supporting role in the movie as the sheriff who will not rest until the crime is solved; but this film is OWNED by Griffith. If you see it listed, watch it, for God's sake, watch it. You won't regret it.


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