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Winter Kill (1974)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie 15 April 1974
A sniper is killing residents at a winter resort. Who will die next? And why?

Director:

Jud Taylor

Writers:

John Michael Hayes (teleplay), David Karp (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Griffith ... Sheriff Sam McNeill
John Larch ... Dr. Bill Hammond
Tim O'Connor ... Bill Carter
Lawrence Pressman ... Peter Lockhard
Eugene Roche ... Mayor Clinton Bickford
Charles Tyner ... Charley Eastman
Joyce Van Patten ... Grace Lockhard
Sheree North ... Betty
John Calvin ... Deputy Jerry Troy
Louise Latham ... Doris
Robert F. Simon ... Harvey
Nick Nolte ... Dave Michaels
Ruth McDevitt ... Mildred Young
Walter Brooke ... Ben
Devra Korwin Devra Korwin ... Elaine Carter
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Storyline

Someone is shooting the residents of a mountain resort town. Sheriff McNeill (Andy Griffith) must figure out the connection that links the victims and find the sniper before he (or she) kills again, and before the town council relieves him of duty. Written by yortsnave

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Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

McNeill See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

This unsold television series pilot was inspired by the film They Only Kill Their Masters (1972), starring James Garner. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Adams of Eagle Lake (1975) See more »

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Excellent Made for TV Movie
19 March 2011 | by Tony RomeSee all my reviews

This is a great suspenseful thriller. I found out that this was an unsold pilot for a show that was to be called "Adams of Eagle Lake," I see on that page that they shot 2 episodes with Nick Nolte playing the sheiff, a character change from this TV movie. The film has an excellent supporting cast. Eugene Roche is very good as the towns activity coordinator. His role was reminiscent of Murray Hamiltons role in "Jaws," Young Nick Nolte is equally as good, you can see that he had possibilities of being a really good actor, which he succeeded at until his personal problems got in the way. Andy Griffith was excellent. This film stands as a testament to Andy, illustrating the fact that he was easily able to move away from the role of Sheriff Andy of Mayberry. ***1/2 stars.


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