In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

Give Me Your Life: Part 1 

Sparta Police and the Newman County Sheriff's Department join forces to investigate the antics of a religious cult that has taken up residence in an abandoned school building.


Russ Mayberry


James Lee Barrett (developed for television by), John Ball (based on the characters from the novel by) | 3 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carroll O'Connor ... Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
Carl Weathers ... Chief Hampton Forbes
Alan Autry ... Capt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner
David Hart ... Sgt. Parker Williams
Hugh O'Connor ... Lt. Lonnie Jamison
Crystal Fox ... Sgt. LuAnn Corbin
Denise Nicholas ... Harriet DeLong Gillespie
Peter Fonda ... Marcantony Appfel
Karen Carlson ... Atty. Sarah Hallisey
Joy Farmer Joy Farmer ... Clarice Finch
Gwynyth Walsh ... Lula Finch (as Gwynth Walsh)
Mitchell Laurance ... Alan Calloway
Margo Moorer ... Robin Stewart - Social Worker
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Dist. Atty. Gerard Darnelle (as Wilbur T. Fitzgerald)
Jen Harper ... Dr. Winona Day


Chief Hampton Forbes is concerned when a county child services worker visits the Church of the Celestial Influence and is unsettled by the appearance of a girl she sees there. When the Chief sends Capt. Bubba Skinner and Sgt. Parker Williams out to the church to investigate further, they come across the same girl in which they notice she has bruises on herself. After the girl has been taken to the hospital, Chief Hampton learns that the girl, Clarice Finch, has been sexually abused while at the church. Clarice later informs the doctor at the hospital that she is not the only one being abused at the church. Meanwhile, a break comes in the investigation when a member of the church is apprehended at the Sparta airport receiving a shipment of boxes filled with downers that are used on the Celestials. When the leader of the Church of the Celestial Influence, Marcantony Appfel, refuses to allow the Sparta P.D. to check on the rest of the children inside his church, Chief Hampton realizes he... Written by mts77

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Release Date:

11 May 1994 (USA) See more »

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In the Heat of the Night: Give Me Your Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA

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