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Virgil Tibbs: Attorney at Law 

Virgil Tibbs returns to Sparta with a law degree, news of his failed marriage and a murder suspect to defend.

Director:

Charles Mills

Writers:

James Lee Barrett (developer), John Ball (based on characters created by) | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Carroll O'Connor ... Sheriff William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
Carl Weathers ... Chief Hampton Forbes
Alan Autry ... Capt. V.L. 'Bubba' Skinner
David Hart ... Sgt. Parker Williams
Hugh O'Connor ... Lt. Lonnie Jamison
Crystal Fox ... Sgt. Luann Corbin
Denise Nicholas ... Harriet DeLong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rick Andosca Rick Andosca ... Eli Chambers
Veronica Byrd Veronica Byrd ... Foreman
Jerry Campbell Jerry Campbell ... Hit Man
Mallory Cantrell Mallory Cantrell ... Bailiff
Karen Carlson ... Sarah Hallisey
Bill Crabb Bill Crabb ... Bo
Stuart Culpepper Stuart Culpepper ... Judge Sims
Annie Joe Edwards Annie Joe Edwards ... Mona Stellar (as Annie-Joe)
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Storyline

Ex-Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs returns to Sparta as a full-fledged lawyer. He and his wife Althea have separated, and she has taken their twins back to live in Philadelphia. At Virgil's first appearance in court, Judge Sims appoints him to represent pro bono an accused murderer, Delbert Pike. Pike wants to plead self-defense, but a dying declaration from the victim, Eli Chambers, blames Pike directly. Notorious womanizer Pike was sleeping with Chambers' wife Amanda, who offers to testify against her lover as a witness for the prosecution. Written by richardann

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1993 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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