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The Atlanta Child Murders 

The city of Atlanta, Georgia, is terrorized by a rash of child murders occurring in its black community. When a black photographer is arrested for the crimes, controversy erupts over ... See full summary »
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1985  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jason Robards ...  Alvin Binder 2 episodes, 1985
James Earl Jones ...  Major Walker 2 episodes, 1985
Rip Torn ...  Lewis Slaton 2 episodes, 1985
Morgan Freeman ...  Ben Shelter 2 episodes, 1985
Calvin Levels ...  Wayne Williams 2 episodes, 1985
Lynne Moody ...  Selena Cobb 2 episodes, 1985
Ruby Dee ...  Faye Williams 2 episodes, 1985
Gloria Foster ...  Camille Bell 2 episodes, 1985
Paul Benjamin ...  Homer Williams 2 episodes, 1985
Andrew Robinson ...  Jack Mallard 2 episodes, 1985
Christopher Allport ...  Larry Peterson 2 episodes, 1985
Guy Boyd ...  Mike Edwards 2 episodes, 1985
Gary Graham ...  Ken Lawson 2 episodes, 1985
Bill Paxton ...  Campbell 2 episodes, 1985
Percy Rodrigues ...  Mayor Jackson 2 episodes, 1985
William Allen Young ...  Withers 2 episodes, 1985
Martin Sheen ...  Chet Dettlinger 2 episodes, 1985
Tina Andrews ...  Gwendolyn 2 episodes, 1985
Michael Alldredge ...  Bobby Tolin 2 episodes, 1985
Jim Antonio ...  Gilliland 2 episodes, 1985
Stephen Godwin Stephen Godwin ...  Jerry Heckler 2 episodes, 1985
Ernest Harden Jr. ...  Cool Breeze 2 episodes, 1985
Don Hood ...  McLean 2 episodes, 1985
Kenneth Kimmins ...  Broderick 2 episodes, 1985
Christopher Maher Christopher Maher ...  Dr. Saleh Zaki 2 episodes, 1985
Alley Mills ...  Amy Kennear 2 episodes, 1985
CCH Pounder ...  Venus Taylor 2 episodes, 1985
Veronica Redd Veronica Redd ...  Sharon Blakely 2 episodes, 1985
Henry G. Sanders ...  Judge Clarence Cooper 2 episodes, 1985
Lisa Blake Richards ...  Helen Dettlinger 2 episodes, 1985
Barbara Sammeth ...  Connie Levine 2 episodes, 1985
Essex Smith Essex Smith ...  Robert Henry 2 episodes, 1985
Harold Sylvester ...  Hindsman 2 episodes, 1985
Royce Wallace Royce Wallace ...  Margaret Carter 2 episodes, 1985
Charles Weldon ...  John Bell 2 episodes, 1985
John Wesley ...  Tombe Chorro 2 episodes, 1985
Mark Arnold ...  David Dingle 2 episodes, 1985
Beau Billingslea ...  Commissioner Lee Brown 2 episodes, 1985
Ed Cambridge ...  Mr. Cobb 2 episodes, 1985
Marilyn Coleman Marilyn Coleman ...  Lois Evans 2 episodes, 1985
Noel Conlon Noel Conlon ...  Psychiatrist 2 episodes, 1985
John Devlin John Devlin ...  Cassidy 2 episodes, 1985
Clarence Floyd III Clarence Floyd III ...  J.J. Coleman 2 episodes, 1985
Zero Hubbard Zero Hubbard ...  Patrick 2 episodes, 1985
Barbara Harris Barbara Harris ...  Mary Welcome 2 episodes, 1985
Steve James ...  Policeman #1 2 episodes, 1985
John Lafayette ...  Young Lawyer 2 episodes, 1985
Lawrence Lott Lawrence Lott ...  Dr. Sack 2 episodes, 1985
Felton Perry ...  Rev. Avery 2 episodes, 1985
John Petlock John Petlock ...  Pathologist 2 episodes, 1985
Jack Rader ...  Rackleff 2 episodes, 1985
J.W. Smith J.W. Smith ...  Nathaniel Carter 2 episodes, 1985
Maurice Sneed Maurice Sneed ...  Roommate 2 episodes, 1985
Christopher St. John ...  Baltazar 2 episodes, 1985
Kristoff St. John ...  Sheldon Kemp 2 episodes, 1985
Olga Talyn Olga Talyn ...  Mrs. Sack 2 episodes, 1985
Robert S. Telford Robert S. Telford ...  Polygraph Operator 2 episodes, 1985
Anthony Thompkins Anthony Thompkins ...  Darryl 2 episodes, 1985
Ellen Tobie Ellen Tobie ...  Gloria Patterson 2 episodes, 1985
Myrna White Myrna White ...  Robin Shelter 2 episodes, 1985
Noble Willingham ...  Jerry Armstrong 2 episodes, 1985
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ...  Ruth 2 episodes, 1985
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The city of Atlanta, Georgia, is terrorized by a rash of child murders occurring in its black community. When a black photographer is arrested for the crimes, controversy erupts over whether he is the actual killer or a scapegoat offered up by the city's mostly black leadership. Based on actual events. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les enfants d'Atlanta See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Steve James and Christopher Allport also appeared in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985). See more »

Quotes

Camille Bell: We've got ourselves a black mayor, we've got ourselves a black commissioner of public safety, black councilman, we've got everything black from top to bottom! We got everything! But protection for our black children.
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Alternate Versions

Originally shown on CBS as a two-part mini-series, part 1 ran for two hours and part 2 ran for three hours. The UK VHS version was released (circa 1985) as a three-part mini-series. See more »

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The Atlanta Child Murders
9 June 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Robards and Torn are the best part of this long crime drama that you must struggle to stay with. The plot gets confusing and the already mentioned stars give the film its only stand out performances


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