March, even at age 72, shines above the rest of the cast as the mayor of a small southern town in this weak drama. Kennedy plays the tough-but-honorable sheriff who retires, opening his office for an election. The newly elected sheriff happens to be a black man, Brown, and both men
anticipate the transfer of power to be a shaky one. Though Kennedy is no bleeding-heart liberal, he swears to assist Brown in handling the wary locals if need be. Brown shows his evenhandedness by arresting both black and whites if they have broken the law. The town stays in a very uneasy holding
pattern until Brown makes the mistake of arresting a young white man from another town for k...