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A high-school scholar's drug-thief brother may face a murder charge after his stolen booty leads to a teen's death. Derek: Kenneth Edwards. Terry: Shaun Baker. Mrs. Johnson: Kim Hamilton. Nathan: Jeff Rose. Althea: Anne-Marie Johnson. Gillespie: Carroll O' (more…)
Peter Fonda plays a cult leader suspected of drugging his followers and stockpiling weapons. Calloway: Mitchell Laurance. Clarice: Joy Farmer. Lula: Gwynyth Walsh. Robin: Margo Moorer. Stone: Robert Treveiler. Forbes: Carl Weathers. Gillespie: Carroll O'Co (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…)
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…)
Althea is worried about a student's home life, but the Chief's visit to the girl's home reveals nothing---no appliances, no furniture and no parents. Jana: Pierrette Grace. Colleen Craven: Deborah Hobart. Althea: Anne-Marie Johnson. Randy Calhoun: Scott Hi (more…)
Bubba recognizes the name left by a woman who was looking for him, but not the infant he finds on his doorstep. Cassie Chapin: Katy Boyer. Paul Borden: Michael Zelniker. Roger Selworth: Andy Stahl. Mrs. Barrett: Mary Nell Santacroce. Bubba: Alan Autry.
Gillespie and Tibbs (Carroll O'Connor, Howard Rollins) investigate the murder of a minister who had been caught lurking outside the windows of a brothel, and discover that the pastor was more than just a peeping Tom. Maybelle: Diane Ladd. Joelle: Banks Har (more…)
The police think a hit-and-run death was an accident, but others know it was deliberate, including the victim's estranged husband. Carl: Stan Brown. Claude Dews: David Dwyer. Halwell: Melvin Van Peebles. Harriet DeLong: Denise Nicholas. Althea: Anne-Marie (more…)
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…)
Gillespie uncovers a prostitution ring while investigating the murder of a friend's teenage daughter (Tammy Amerson). Judd: Stuart Culpepper. J.W.: Ken Strong. Calvin: Mel Stewart. Sweet: Geoffrey Thorne. Jamison: Hugh O'Connor. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.
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- Premiered: October 28, 1992
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: 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)