The town of Sparta grieves when a horrific drunk driving accident claims the lives of the entire Sparta High School cheerleading squad.

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

James Lee Barrett (developer), Nancy Bond | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carroll O'Connor ... Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie (credit only)
Howard E. Rollins Jr. ... Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
Alan Autry ... Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Althea Tibbs
Lois Nettleton ... Joanne St. John
David Hart ... Officer Parker Williams
Geoffrey Thorne ... Officer Wilson Sweet
Hugh O'Connor ... Cpl. Lonnie Jamison (credit only)
Joe Don Baker ... Tom Dugan
Christopher Allport ... D.A. Myron Dutton
Belinda Montgomery ... Nora Womack
Benji Wilhoite Benji Wilhoite ... Buddy Womack
Robin Florence Robin Florence ... Amanda Womack
Steve Boles ... Buck Spivey
Joey Thrower Joey Thrower ... Stoker Reeves
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Storyline

Sparta is in grief when a drunk driver causes a fatal car crash with high school cheerleaders on their way home after a game. Althea tries to counsel the victim's families to cope with their loss, while the Sparta P. D. begins a search for the other driver. With Chief Gillespie out of town, Tibbs and the department work with recently retired highway patrol officer Tom Dugan on this case. Dugan has to deal with bad memories that come back to him due to this tragedy. Additionally the police department is up against D.A. Dutton after he accuses them of not properly handling the investigation. Written by anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was Christopher Allport's final appearance as DA Dutton. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner: Hello Mister District Attorney.
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Soundtracks

Hush Little Baby
Traditional Lullaby
Portion sung by Belinda Montgomery in closing scene
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