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Murder in Coweta County (1983)
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Murder in Coweta County (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wallace a wealthy landowner in Meriwether County, Georgia, has virtually unlimited power in the county, including having the sheriff under his control. When he murders a share cropper he thinks that he is powerful enough to get away with it. Because the act of murder took place in Coweta County, it is under the jurisdiction of the Coweta County sheriff who hunts the murderer without trepidation.
Plot: racism, sheriff, murder, small town, terror
Time: 1940s
Place: georgia, southern usa

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Hurry Sundown (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, louisiana, usa, southern usa
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Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Carolina Skeletons (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 240 min.
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
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Country: USA
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