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Strong Arm of the Law 

Some racketeers are staying at the boarding house where Caleb and Dr. Crower live, and they're shaking down the town's business owners for cash. Sheriff Buck takes note and begins to deal ... See full summary »

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Mike Binder
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Cole ... Sheriff Lucas Buck
Paige Turco ... Gail Emory
Jake Weber ... Dr. Matt Crower
Lucas Black ... Caleb Temple
Nick Searcy ... Deputy Ben Healy
Matt Craven ... Barrett Stokes
Joseph Granda ... Earl McKeever (as Joseph Lindsey)
Jim Gloster Jim Gloster ... Just Eddie
Richard Edson ... Lowell Stokes
Christopher Fennell ... Boone Mackenzie (as Chris Fennell)
Dean Whitworth Dean Whitworth ... Cecil Perkins
Aubrey Dollar ... Janice
Mert Hatfield Mert Hatfield ... Minister
Sara Wood ... Carol (as Sara Lynn Moore)
Brian Fong Brian Fong ... Paramedic
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Some racketeers are staying at the boarding house where Caleb and Dr. Crower live, and they're shaking down the town's business owners for cash. Sheriff Buck takes note and begins to deal with him in his own special way, especially after they threaten Caleb, who discovers their stash of cash in one of the rooms at the boarding house. When the bad guys corner Caleb in his own room, they get a scare from the little boy, however! Written by Billie Rae Bates

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14
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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Perfecting Justice
10 September 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Four bullies come to Trinity to sell Protection and they stay at the boarding house where Caleb and Dr. Matt Crower live. Caleb witnesses four man wearing masks of pig killing a local, drowning him in his bathtub. People believe that the strangers are working for Sheriff Lucas Buck that feels affected in his reputation. He meets Barrett and Lowell Stokes, Earl McKeever and Just Eddie at the boarding house porch and has a conversation with them. Soon Sheriff Buck decides to bring his own justice to Trinity.

"Strong Arm of the Law" is one of the best episodes of "American Gothic" so far and the first time that I cheer for the Sheriff Lucas Buck. His sense of justice is creepy and the conclusion is a ripoff of "Mad Max". My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Strong Arm of the Law"


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