Wilson Sweet's job is put on the line when he is accused of soliciting a bribe from a shady used car salesman.


Reza Badiyi


James Lee Barrett (developer), Joe Gannon | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carroll O'Connor ... Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
Howard E. Rollins Jr. ... Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
Alan Autry ... Capt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner (credit only)
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Althea Tibbs (credit only)
David Hart ... Cpl. Parker Williams
Geoffrey Thorne ... Sgt. Wilson Sweet
Hugh O'Connor ... Lt. Lonnie Jamison
Denise Nicholas ... Harriet DeLong
Charles Hallahan ... Bob Pinkney
Greg Travis ... Al Merck
Crystal R. Fox ... Cpl. Luann Corbin (as Crystal Fox)
Dee Shaw Dee Shaw ... Cpl. Dee Shepard (credit only)
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Dist. Atty. Gerard Darnelle
Marion Guyot ... Louise Laneer
Piero Gusberti Piero Gusberti ... Pierro


Bill Gillespie's and Harriet DeLong's quiet evening at a local nightclub is disturbed by Bob Pinkney and Al Merck, who insult the couple with racist remarks. When the men are asked to leave, they cause a drunken disturbance outside, and Sweet arrests them. Pinkney tries unsuccessfully to bribe Sweet, then accuses Sweet of soliciting a bribe. The investigation leads down several trails to an unexpected conclusion. Written by richardann

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Release Date:

3 February 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The restaurant used in this episode and other episodes is, in real life, called "Michaelangelo's"; which is on Railroad Street in Conyers, Ga. Carroll hosted numerous Cast and Crew Parties at this location. Actor Dan Biggers (Dr. Robb) still dines at this location once a year with friends. See more »


The polygraph test scenes had a few errors. Examiners always ask the subject a known false question to gauge a known deceptive answer. The examiner only asked questions where a known true or unknown answer was required. After Pinkney passed the test, Gillespie says they have handed Pinkney his case. As Tibbs noted, polygraphs are not admissible in any court so the results would not have benefited Pinkney. See more »

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