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Murder in Coweta County

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posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 12:23 PM
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Johnny Cash plays Lamar Potts, a sheriff in 1940's Georgia. Andy Griffith plays John Wallace, a crime boss who rules his county (which he calls The Kingdom) with an iron fist. His downfall comes when he chases a man into Cowena County and kidnaps him. Lamar finds out and the hunt begins.

More on the movie:Murder in Coweta County

I enjoyed this movie. It was different seeing Andy Griffith as a bad guy. He was convincing. It was also funny seeing him in a court room and he's not playing Matlock.

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posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 03:58 PM
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I'm intrigued..... I may have to watch this now!



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 04:21 PM
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originally posted by: chelsdh
I'm intrigued..... I may have to watch this now!

Enjoy the show.



posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 11:09 PM
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I hadn't thought of this movie in years. It was one of my mother's favorites when I was growing up. The film is based on actual events and if I'm not mistaken, there's also a book or two about it. I grew up in the area and I remember as a kid my mom pointing to out to me the house where the old fortune teller and her sister lived or at least what was left of it.

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I found the wikipedia page for the fortune teller, Mayhayley Lancaster. Turns out that wasn't the only famous Georgia murder case she was involved in, there was also the murder of Mary Phagan which was the subject of a late 80's miniseries, The Murder of Mary Phagan.
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posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 11:26 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
I hadn't thought of this movie in years. It was one of my mother's favorites when I was growing up. The film is based on actual events and if I'm not mistaken, there's also a book or two about it. I grew up in the area and I remember as a kid my mom pointing to out to me the house where the old fortune teller and her sister lived or at least what was left of it.

EDIT:

I found the wikipedia page for the fortune teller, Mayhayley Lancaster. Turns out that wasn't the only famous Georgia murder case she was involved in, there was also the murder of Mary Phagan which was the subject of a late 80's miniseries, The Murder of Mary Phagan.

I had no idea that was a true story. Too cool. How many places are still there? Kind of neat about the psychic woman. Thanks for sharing that.



posted on Jun, 3 2015 @ 02:10 AM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

I'm not sure, the courthouse (Coweta County Courthouse, built 1904) is of course still there right smack in the center of the historic center of Newnan, Ga.



The movie was filmed in Zebulon (in Pike County) which isn't too far from where many of the actual events took place, maybe half an hour, 45 minutes from where the murder took place in Moreland. If the movie was filmed today it would probably be filmed at the actual locations. A lot of movies and TV shows are filmed in and around Coweta, particularly since Raleigh Studios (then Riverwood Studios) opened up in Senoia back in the late 80's - early 90's.

Off the top of my head, there is of course The Walking Dead (which has caused Senoia to become a tourist destination and home to a number of celebrities), Hunger Games (at least Mockingjay was), the reboot of Footloose, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Zomebieland, Drop Dead Diva, Fried Green Tomatoes, Driving Miss Daisy and a host of forgettable films.



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