In the Heat of the Night

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-related absences of star Carroll O'Connor (Joe Don Baker and Carl Weathers each briefly filled the c (more…)

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Season 5, Episode 10 An Eye for an Eye

First Aired: December 10, 1991

The police butt heads with the FBI when DA Darnelle's daughter is kidnapped, while Darnelle comes face to face with the kidnapper. Sloan: Claude Akins. Becky Darnelle: Jonna Volz. Faye Darnelle: Katherine Cannon. Agent Hayes: Jeff McCarthy.

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