Mar 28, 2006 3:00 AM EST
Question: Do you remember a show with, I think, the guy from Highway to Heaven and a black actor that was sort of a comedy version of In the Heat of t… Read more
A white Southern police chief and a black detective put aside racial animosity to solve crimes in a Mississippi hamlet. This tense drama was inspired by the Oscar-winning 1967 film, which was based on John Ball's 1965 novel. Despite the occasional health-r (more…)
Premiered: October 28, 1992
Escaped convict Lester Sproles (Will Bledsoe) and his girlfriend, Audine (Mariska Hargitay), travel through Mississippi, leaving a trail of bodies in their wake, and eventually take Althea (Anne-Marie Johnson) and Scooter (Z Wright), the grandson of one of their victims, as hostages in a desperate bid for freedom. Althea offers to look after young Scooter, whose grandmother was murdered for a few dollars. While the Chief (Carroll O'Connor) and Virgil hunt fo the couple. Althea takes the young boy fishing, unaware of the terror that awaits them.
Virgil narrowly escapes death at the hands of Richie Epson's henchmen, Based on the 1967 Oscar winner about a small southern town and its but Gillespie still does not have enough evidence to prove the former hometown boy is a major drug supplier. Mea
The Sparta jail is filled with women when the six wives of bigamist Based on the 1967 Oscar winner about a small southern town and its James Jeffson visit bearing gifts of food only to become suspects when the man dies of poisoning. If that were not
Emotions run high when Ty Hayes (RANDY BROOKS), a black businessman, Based on the 1967 Oscar winner about a small southern town and its comes to Sparta to buy the town's newspaper, and it is suspected that he is romancing the paper's married white ow
Althea plays matchmaker for Sweet and her friend from Philadelphia, which is also the home of a hit-and-run victim found the day her friend arrives. Regina: Patrice Chanel. Nathan Baxter: Barry Scott. Althea: Anne-Marie Johnson. Calhoun: Scott Higgs.
The Bottoms seethes with racial tensions when a white cabdriver is found murdered there. Councilwoman Delong: Denise Nicholas. William Jackson: Steve Coulter. DA Darnelle: Wilbur Fitzgerald. Gillespie: Carroll O'Connor. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
Councilwoman DeLong (Denise Nicholas) is sure of who ordered her sister's murder, but the Chief urges her to let him get the actual killer. Part 1 of two. Willins: Tony Franciscus. Turkus: Marco St. John. Effrem Tally: John Lawhorn. Eric DeLong: Jonathan P (more…)