TV Series | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Three generations of police chiefs for a southern town go about their jobs while a serial murderer operates.
Andy Griffith was announced as part of the cast, but he became ill, and was replaced by Keith Carradine.
(Young) Joshua Cole:
Don't worry, Billy... I'll take good care of Dapple, and that's a promise from me to you.
Billy Lee (Child): Give him a carrot every day... He like carrots.
(Young) Joshua Cole: I will... even if I have to steal one.
There is a video version that sometimes shows up on cable. It cuts the running time from six to four hours and mainly skims the middle story of Sonny Butts.