Undercover with the KKK

Undercover with the KKK is a 1979 NBC TV movie based on the autobiography My Undercover Years with the Ku Klux Klan by Gary Thomas Rowe Jr. and starring Don Meredith as Rowe.

Undercover with the KKK
Based onMy Undercover Years with the Ku Klux Klan by Gary Thomas Rowe Jr.
Screenplay byLane Slate
Directed byBarry Shear
StarringDon Meredith
Ed Lauter
Clifton James
Music byMorton Stevens
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)George Lehr
Douglas Benton
Debra Miles
CinematographyRobert C. Moreno
Editor(s)Jack Kampschroer
Running time97 min
Production company(s)Columbia Pictures Television
Original networkNBC
Original releaseOctober 23, 1979 (1979-10-23)[1]


The film tells the true story of Gary Thomas Rowe Jr., who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan as an undercover agent and then testified as a key witness for the prosecution during the trial of several other Klansmen.[2]



  1. "Undercover with the KKK". IMDb.com. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  2. "Undercover With the KKK (1979) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 22 June 2019.

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