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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Griffith ... Police Chief Abel Marsh
Mitzi Hoag ... Gloria
James Cromwell ... Deputy Malcolm Rossiter Jr.
Claude Earl Jones ... Deputy Fred
Sharon Spelman ... Dr. Susan Glasglow
Hunter von Leer ... Deputy John
Dan O'Herlihy ... Colonel Edward Stryker
Rebecca Balding ... Amy Franklin
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Carter
Fran Ryan ... Frieda Beezly
Med Flory ... Sergeant Redman
John Perak ... Jake
Steffen Zacharias Steffen Zacharias ... Vernon Brea
Ysabel MacCloskey Ysabel MacCloskey ... Emma
Miriam Byrd-Nethery ... Polly
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A Military convoy is transporting something apparently for disposal. They pass by Sheriff Abel Marsh's town and they are passing by property that's owned by Amy Franklin, who is the girlfriend of Abel's Deputy, Malcolm. Before they know it, everything around the property is uninhabitable. The Army returns to clean things up, and make restitution. But there is one nagging question, was this an accident, or was it deliberate? That is something Abel is most interested in finding out. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

3 December 1977 (USA) See more »

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fourth Abel marsh movie, third actor
14 August 2005 | by fletcher-18See all my reviews

Despite nutsy's claims to the contrary, this is an excellent example of nifty TV movie making from the seventies. Surrounded by quirky employees and neighbors, Sheriff Abel Marsh is the sole sane man in town forced to deal with a potentially devastating chemical spill. Sure it plays a little like the Andy Griffith Show, but only with murders but it's definitely worth watching.

Track down the earlier entries, "They Kill Their Masters" with James Garner, "Isn't It Shocking" with Alan Alda and "Girl in the Empty Grave" with Griffith. Also worth finding is "Winter Kill", also with Griffith. It's great seeing him do things that aren't just the simple folksiness at which he's great.


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