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Memphis Beat: One Night of Sin

Dwight and Whitehead are called when a country band's manager is found dead outside the memorial service of Darlene "Ma" Boswell. With signs pointing to suicide, Dwight doesn't agree with them. There is a murder and Dwight has to put the piece together mix in with a family that, on stage, are the best of friends, but off the stage are a walking trainwreck. Will Dwight and Charlie be able to find the murderer amongst a schizophrenic, a distraught member of the band and other leads?

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Production Number: 104
Airdate: Tuesday July 20th, 2010

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Ernie Lively
As Doc Boswell
Giovanni Ribisi
As Gene Templar
J.D. Evermore
As Leonard
Jackie Tohn
As Delilah Boswell
Sherri Saum
As Melinda Conner

Co-Guest Stars
Donna DuPlantier
As Gloria the M.E.
Randy Austin
As Benny
Tina Parker
As Sadie Boswell
Tracy Miller (1)
As Frank Dixon
Main Cast
Jason Lee
As Dwight Hendricks
Sam Hennings
As Charlie White
DJ Qualls
As Davey Sutton
Celia Weston
As Paula Ann Hendricks
Leonard Earl Howze
As Reginald Greenback
Alfre Woodard
As Lt. Tanya Rice


It is the night of Darlene “Ma” Boswell Memorial and it is open to the public. Dwight is with his mother at the memorial and she is excited to be there. Doc, Darlene’s husband and two daughters Sadie and Delilah are there and manager Frank Dixon is introduced. Frank is emotional and they leave the stage. After the memorial, reporter Melinda Conner wants to interview Dwight of as one of the fans for her documentary on the Boswell Family. Dwight tells that he is not good on camera but does it anyways. Doc, Sadie and Delilah join in the interview too as another fan named Gene Templar. Dwight sees a patrol car pull up to the memorial. He gets a call on his phone. Frank Dixon has been found dead. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Booker T. & The Mg'sGreen Onion 
Boswell FamilyWait for the Light to Shine 
Johnny CashI'm Leavin' Now 
Junior WellsShips on the Ocean 
Lucinda WilliamsCan't Let Go 
Muddy WatersGot My Mojo Working 

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoshua Harto  |  Liz W. Garcia
Executive ProducerGeorge Clooney  |  Grant Heslov  |  Scott Kaufer  |  John Fortenberry  |  Liz W. Garcia  |  Joshua Harto
Co-Executive ProducerSean Whitesell  |  Abby Wolf (1)
ProducerChristopher Morgan
Co-ProducerAlissa M. Kantrow  |  Iddo Lampton Enochs Jr.
Associate ProducerErin Mitchell
Production DesignerTracey Gallacher
EditorArge O'Neal
CastingAmanda Mackey Johnson  |  Cathy Sandrich  |  Meagan Lewis
Unit Production ManagerChristopher Morgan
First Assistant DirectorAlan Breton
Second Assistant DirectorGeorge Bott
MusicKeb' Mo'
Music EditorMichael Alexander (1)
Music SupervisorJennifer Reeve  |  Evyen Klean
Costume DesignerCaroline B. Marx
Set DecoratorCynthia Anne Slagter
Property MasterStan Gilbert (1)
Supervising Sound EditorMike Marchain
Re-Recording MixerBill Smith  |  Yuri Reese
Director of PhotographyJohn Peters (3)
Sound MixerDaniel Izen
Casting AssociateKate Caldwell
Head HairstylistDana Boisseau
Head Make-up ArtistSusan Spaid
Warning: Memphis Beat season 1 episode 5 guide may contain spoilers
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