Chiefs TV Mini-Series [VHS]
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This mini-series stick very close to the original story written by Stuart Woods. During a 40 year time frame 3 different police chiefs try to solve the various and ongoing murders that are taking place in the vicinity of Delano. Young male transients are being kidnapped and sexually assaulted before they are murdered. Racial tensions run high in Delano and add to the difficulty in solving the murders. Good acting by all who participated. Charlton Heston, Paul Sorvino, Brad Davis and Billy Dee Williams were at the top of their acting game in this mini-Series.
I was able to tape the original 3 part mini-series when it was first aired and despite some drop in quality due to age this mini-series is a favorite of mine and viewed at least once a year. For those who enjoyed the film they may want to read and or watch the story and film GRASS ROOTS. This story continues to follow the Lee family as one of their members attempts to become a U.S. Senator. During the race another racially motivated murder in Delano complicates matters.
Lastly, this mini-series truely deserves to be released in DVD format. I hope the DVD producers release the full 3 part 6 hour (with commercials) series and not the edited and scaled down VHS version that was released previously.
We next go to 1962 and the third chief is Tyler Watts (Billy Dee Williams), a black military police officer whose appointment is pushed by Lieutenant Governor Billy Lee (Stephen Collins), former Chief Will Henry's son. In spite of the racism directed toward him from the community and other law enforcement officials (including a bumbling officer who profiles him as a car thief only to have his face hit the floor when he finds out that his suspect is the chief), Watts doesn't back down or lose his focus. He later proves his detractors wrong and the ending is very heart touching.
"Chiefs" was very well acted for a TV miniseries.Read more ›
from it's past. charlton heston, brad davis and billy dee williams give stand out performances in this police tale
which spans 40 yr's.
No complaints. I'd order from this supplier again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I watched the original on TV way back when. I found this on DVD on eBay. It came to me in Canada from Athens, Greece for only $19 - free shipping! Read morePublished 1 month ago by L. MacMillan
I agree with the rave reviews for this mini-series, which I first saw in the fall of 1986 on network television. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Murphus
My mother saw this movie when she was pregnant with my brother in 1972 and she never forgot this movie. She watches this movie every other weekend. Mind blowing movie and shaking. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Shay
Was as good as I remembered, the tape was bad in a few spots but was sent a complimentary DVD with the VHS. All in all we were pleased.Published 12 months ago by j.b.
With deference to the demise of Mr. Heston, I am not a fan and have not been since his politics changed. I love this story. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Karen Kohr-Blinn