Carroll O'Connor and Carl Weathers star in this special "In The Heat of the Night" feature-length movie in which a serial killer is on the loose in Sparta. Two women have been attacked, raped and left to die, while two other victims have succumbed to the assailant's brutal torture. One of the victims is the daughter of Forbes' girlfriend. Gillespie (O'Connor), Forbes (Weathers) and the law enforcement team track the clues left behind in the wake of the murders as they attempt to assuage the agony of the young victims' families. Eventually, the trail leads them to the home of Judge Walker, one of Sparta's wealthiest and most bitter citizens. The legendary George C. Scott also stars!