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In the series pilot, Det. Virgil Tibbs (Howard Rollins) returns to Sparta, Miss., for his mother's funeral, and is asked by the mayor to stay as chief of detectives. Part 1 of two. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Harold LaPeer: Kevin McCarthy. Scott LaPeer: D (more…)
A local councilman and a New York conglomerate both want to buy the local newspaper, but the representative from New York appears to have the inside track. Evie Summers: Nana Visitor. Andy Summers: Robin Strand. Tolliver Morgan: Stocker Fontelieu. Tibbs: H (more…)
Tibbs becomes suspicious about the vehicular death of a partner in a building project that his friend (Kenny Leon) has invested in. Lawrence: Stephen Young. Bree: Sharon Wyatt. Tucker: Steve Boles. Samantha: Jen Harper. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Ca (more…)
The DA wants a body or a motive before he'll prosecute the man whose voice is ID'd by a blind woman as having fought with her missing neighbor. Ned: Tom Nowicki. Donner: Richard McKenzie. Parker: David Hart. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
A man (Joseph Lambie) fears his son's chances of entering a seminary will be hurt if the boy (Bryan Dattilo) tells the police what he knows about a rape case. Marcella: Sally Spencer. Cruthers: Eddie King. Dee: Dee Shaw. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.
In L.A., Bubba is paired with an insurance investigator (Debra Sandlund) in a search for an arson-murder suspect who jumped bail before he could be extradited. Vincent: Franklin Cover. Locky: Brett Porter. Wallace Fannoy: Raymond Forchion. Bubba: Alan Autr (more…)
The murder trial of her ex-husband (John Wesley) takes a toll on Harriet DeLong and her son (Denise Nicholas, Rugg Williams), while both suspects in similar cases claim the other pulled the trigger. Marcus: Thom Gossom. Glenn: Michael Genevie.
The stress of being a policeman's wife gets to Althea as Tibbs investigates the robbery-murder of two suspected drug couriers. Haynes Brooke. Davy: Craig Thomas. Ronnie: Ed Price. Jimmy: Afemo Omilami. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
Gillespie learns some surprising news and says a painful goodbye when a former flame (Stella Stevens) returns to Sparta. Lana: Christine Elise. Ramon: George DiCenzo. Ken: Tony Mockus. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Sweet: Geoffrey Tho (more…)
A baby's natural father (Rick Dean) threatens to challenge the adoption unless the new dad (Mark Rolston)---married to Bubba's cousin---aids in a theft. Patty: Beth Burns. Candice: Glenn Younger. Ralph: Jack Swanson. Bubba: Alan Autry.
The too ardent admirer (Bill McKinney) of a socially active teacher is determined to make her pay for her wicked ways. Kessler: David Butler. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Sweet: Geoffrey Thorne. Bubba: Alan Autry. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.
When a philanthropist is murdered in his home, the prime suspect is a prostitute (Kim Lankford)---who was found intoxicated at his side. Annabelle: Tippi Hedren. Sykes: John Saxon. Cantrell: David Dunard. Ogelvy: Thom McFadden. Bubba: Alan Autry.
When Bubba's struggle with a teenage burgular ends in the boy's death, Tibbs' vengeful aunt (Fran Bennett) reports that she's witnessed a murder. Bubba: Alan Autry. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Sweet: Geoffrey Thorne. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
Bubba travels to L.A. to testify in an organized-crime trial and to safeguard the key witness---a young boy (Mike Chin) who saw a mobster commit a murder. Pat: Debra Sandlund. Det. Wadlec: William Flatley. Harris: Jack Betts. Vincent: Franklin Cover.
A businessman's illegitimate daughter wants to take him to court if he doesn't increase his support, while someone else wants to take the man's life. Dalton: Ben Murphy. Irene: Marj Dusay. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.
Sparta police discover a marijuana crop after Bubba and his girlfriend are chased from the area by shotgun fire. Barney: Mark Boone Junior. Darrell: Anthony Haynes. Tibbs: Howard Rollins. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor.
Conclusion. Gillespie orders a 24-hour guard at the hospital, where Vincent's men fail to tie up loose ends; and the police learn the DEA has nothing on Epson (Bill Sadler). Steve Vincent: Michael Spound. Buddy: Cameron Dye. Barbara: Jill Carroll.
A boy overhears the murder of his grandmother and later meets the killer face to face, while under the care of Althea (Anne-Marie Johnson). Lester: Will Bledsoe. Audine: Mariska Hargitay. Miss Elnora: Pat Perkins. Bates: Jerry Marshall. Tibbs: Howard Rolli (more…)
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