Director: Jerry London
Writer: Robert W. Lenski
From novel by: Stuart Woods
TV miniseries in 3 parts.
Review by Theresa Allen (posted on 1-Apr-2005)
I saw Chiefs in 1983 and I have to tell you it's perhaps the best miniseries I have seen since Rich Man, Poor Man in the mid 70's, that was also a great miniseries. In Chiefs I think the story, that little town of Delano, GA, and all of the actors were fabulous.
I can still remember every actor and every scene, especially when Billy Dee Williams arrived in Delano and what he uncovered, being the third police chief in Delano.
Chiefs should be really be in all video stores so people can see this miniseries. I think it is a shame that more of these miniseries aren't available in videos stores.
I'm still trying to find it on DVD.
Review by Jessie J. (posted on 27-Sep-2005)
I loved this minieries. I taped it on VHS and watched it so many times in 83. I lent the tape to my friend who decided to watch something else on those nights. I couldn't stop talking about the miniseries; so she finally agreed to watch it. I think she wanted to see for herself exactly what I was talking about, and if it was indeed that great. Well, wouldn't you know that she loved it; but what wasn't there to love about it? I never did get that tape back. She moved away not long after that and took my tape with her. I think I miss my copy of Chiefs more then I miss my friend!
Review by scout (posted on 3-Mar-2005)
Loved this mini series. It was great! I've been searching for this movie on the web for a while, but I couldn't find anything a couple of years ago. Haven't seen it for a while, would love to own this as a DVD. Keith Carradine was great, so were Brad Davis, Billy Dee Williams, Stephen Collins, Wayne Rogers, et al.
Review by Neil (posted on 16-Jun-2007)
Probably the single greatest TV miniseries ever made. Don't get me
wrong, Roots was phenomanal and Shogun was absolutaly fantastic. But
Chiefs had something more to it that made it so riviting. For one
thing, it had some of the best acting your ever likely to see in a TV
movie. The whole cast gave it there all and it shows. It tackles so
many different topics besides the main story, but never wanders or
fails to work them seamlessly into the main story. If anyone knows
where I can buy a new copy on dvd, please let me know. I would love to
own it, as I lost the copy I taped so many years ago.
Review by Patricia (posted on 6-Apr-2008)
A total surprise considering TV mostly leaves alot to be desired when it comes to movies. But, this was the best Mini-series I've ever watched.
Night after night the suspense kept building and the ending was totally fantastic; superb acting and directing and what a story!
I remember watching it on Television and having nobody to discuss it with because none of my friends watched it...but then I found out my Auntie was hooked and we just went on and on about how great the show was.
Why can't more movies like this be on TV? What ever happened to the TV Mini-series? I'd like to rent this but no video store or Netflix has it.
Review by anonymous (posted on 2-Sep-2006)
Chiefs started out slow and steady, with
the cast members grabbing your interest soon and holding it until the
moment you were hooked on the experience, both by the acting, and also
by the quietly horrific subject matter. You became emotionally involved
when the killer had been identified by the first chief (Wayne Rogers),
and that chief took his secret to his grave in an untimely and tragic
death, caused by a good neighbor and friend. I too am looking for this
wonderful film, and hope someone will reach the company that produced
it so that we can view it again.
Review by Michael (posted on 28-Jun-2007)
In my opinion, the absolute best TV movie ever, great acting, great cast, amazing story line. Why this isnt more readily available is beyond me. This needs to be released on DVD! Everyone should see this movie.
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