The Atlanta Child Murders | 1984

Crime
A network cause-celebre on its initial showing because of presumed "liberties" taken with the facts, this five-hour, two-part docudrama was based on the highly charged Wayne Williams case in Atlanta, Georgia -- he was a ...more

Cast

... Alvin Binder

Actor (1984-1985)

... Major Walker

Actor (1984-1985)

... Lewis Slaton

Actor (1984-1985)

... Ben Shelter

Actor (1984-1985)

... Wayne Williams

Actor (1984-1985)

... Selena Cobb

Actor (1984-1985)

... Faye Williams

Actor (1984-1985)

... Camille Bell

Actor (1984-1985)

... Homer Williams

Actor (1984-1985)

... Chet Dettlinger

Actor (1984-1985)

... Jack Mallard

Actor (1984-1985)

... Larry Peterson

Actor (1984-1985)

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Synopsis

A network cause-celebre on its initial showing because of presumed "liberties" taken with the facts, this five-hour, two-part docudrama was based on the highly charged Wayne Williams case in Atlanta, Georgia -- he was a self-styled black music promoter who was convicted in 1982 of the murder of two adults following a pattern of child killings in Atlanta's black community between 1979 and 1981. Both Rip Torn and Martin Sheen won Emmy Award nominations as Outstanding Supporting Actor (Sheen refused his nomination as he had for "That Certain Summer" a dozen years before) for their performances as, respectively, the politically ambitious district attorney and the former cop who had resigned from the force and went on to aid the victims' families. An Emmy nomination also went to the film's hairstylist.

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Screenplay (1984-1985)

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