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Leftover Man: Part 1 

When a racist politician visits Sparta during his political rally, a staged assassination attempt intended to make him look better to his perspective voters goes horribly wrong.

Director:

Larry Hagman

Writers:

James Lee Barrett (developed for television by), Carroll O'Connor (as Matt Harris) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carroll O'Connor ... Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
Howard E. Rollins Jr. ... Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
Alan Autry ... Capt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Althea Tibbs
David Hart ... Cpl. Parker Williams
Geoffrey Thorne ... Sgt. Wilson Sweet (credit only)
Hugh O'Connor ... Lt. Lonnie Jamison
Denise Nicholas ... Harriet DeLong
Gregg Henry ... George Deschamps
Shannon Wilcox ... Libby Deschamps
Clifton Powell ... Henry Cowen
David Healy ... Arb Gentry
Crystal Fox ... Cpl. LuAnn Corbin
Dee Shaw ... Cpl. Dee Shepard
Rugg Williams ... Eugene Glendon
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Storyline

Senatorial candidate George Deschamps, a racist bigot leftover from a former era, sets up a fake assassination attempt on himself to garner sympathy and votes. Meanwhile, Chris Pastore, a campaign worker, is having an affair with Deschamps' wife. The assassination plan is risky, and Pastore is critically injured. Is it an accident or on purpose? Written by richardann

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Certificate:

TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1993 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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