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Series cast summary:
...  Alvin Binder 2 episodes, 1985
...  Major Walker 2 episodes, 1985
...  Lewis Slaton 2 episodes, 1985
...  Ben Shelter 2 episodes, 1985
...  Wayne Williams 2 episodes, 1985
...  Selena Cobb 2 episodes, 1985
...  Faye Williams 2 episodes, 1985
...  Camille Bell 2 episodes, 1985
...  Homer Williams 2 episodes, 1985
...  Jack Mallard 2 episodes, 1985
...  Larry Peterson 2 episodes, 1985
...  Mike Edwards 2 episodes, 1985
...  Ken Lawson 2 episodes, 1985
...  Campbell 2 episodes, 1985
...  Mayor Jackson 2 episodes, 1985
...  Withers 2 episodes, 1985
...  Chet Dettlinger 2 episodes, 1985
...  Gwendolyn 2 episodes, 1985
...  Bobby Tolin 2 episodes, 1985
...  Gilliland 2 episodes, 1985
Stephen Godwin ...  Jerry Heckler 2 episodes, 1985
...  Cool Breeze 2 episodes, 1985
...  McLean 2 episodes, 1985
...  Broderick 2 episodes, 1985
Christopher Maher ...  Dr. Saleh Zaki 2 episodes, 1985
...  Amy Kennear 2 episodes, 1985
...  Venus Taylor 2 episodes, 1985
Veronica Redd ...  Sharon Blakely 2 episodes, 1985
...  Judge Clarence Cooper 2 episodes, 1985
...  Helen Dettlinger 2 episodes, 1985
...  Connie Levine 2 episodes, 1985
Essex Smith ...  Robert Henry 2 episodes, 1985
...  Hindsman 2 episodes, 1985
Royce Wallace ...  Margaret Carter 2 episodes, 1985
...  John Bell 2 episodes, 1985
...  Tombe Chorro 2 episodes, 1985
...  David Dingle 2 episodes, 1985
...  Commissioner Lee Brown 2 episodes, 1985
...  Mr. Cobb 2 episodes, 1985
Marilyn Coleman ...  Lois Evans 2 episodes, 1985
Noel Conlon ...  Psychiatrist 2 episodes, 1985
John Devlin ...  Cassidy 2 episodes, 1985
Clarence Floyd III ...  J.J. Coleman 2 episodes, 1985
Zero Hubbard ...  Patrick 2 episodes, 1985
Barbara Harris ...  Mary Welcome 2 episodes, 1985
...  Policeman #1 2 episodes, 1985
...  Young Lawyer 2 episodes, 1985
Lawrence Lott ...  Dr. Sack 2 episodes, 1985
...  Rev. Avery 2 episodes, 1985
John Petlock ...  Pathologist 2 episodes, 1985
...  Rackleff 2 episodes, 1985
J.W. Smith ...  Nathaniel Carter 2 episodes, 1985
Maurice Sneed ...  Roommate 2 episodes, 1985
...  Baltazar 2 episodes, 1985
...  Sheldon Kemp 2 episodes, 1985
Olga Talyn ...  Mrs. Sack 2 episodes, 1985
Robert S. Telford ...  Polygraph Operator 2 episodes, 1985
Anthony Thompkins ...  Darryl 2 episodes, 1985
Ellen Tobie ...  Gloria Patterson 2 episodes, 1985
Myrna White ...  Robin Shelter 2 episodes, 1985
...  Jerry Armstrong 2 episodes, 1985
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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Les enfants d'Atlanta  »

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These murders prompted the first extensive use of serial killer profiling and forensic fiber analysis. See more »

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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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The Atlanta Child Murders
19 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie as a young girl in the mid eighties and needless to say, especially being a young black child, it scared me. I just wanted to comment on what the previous commenter said. Though I am in no way claiming Wayne Williams is innocent, the murders and disappearances didn't stop with Williams' conviction as he stated, they actually continued until early '83 sparking talk that he may not have actually been the killer.

The evidence used to convict him was flimsy at best and there were actually over 100 children and young adults declared missing and or found dead. Williams was described as a "very weird" individual and did he commit these murders? Who knows but, the majority of evidence did not point towards him, there were over 100 children and young adults killed about 30 of them AFTER he was in jail.


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