- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-Captioned, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: January 2, 2001
Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a once-quiet mountain town that has been transformed into one of America's most popular tourist destinations. As the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, it receives more than 30 million visitors a year, some drawn to the natural beauty nearby, and others coming for the kitschy attractions of the town itself. But many feel that Gatlinburg has lost its innocence, and some point to the events of September 13, 1986 as the reason.
As CITY CONFIDENTIAL™ relates, that was the day when Detective Bud Parton was called to room number 1 at the Rocky Top Inn, where the bloody bodies of Troy Valentine and Melissa Hill lay covered in stab and gunshot wounds. Parton vowed to bring their assailants to justice, and he did so, tracking down an Atlanta con man named "Tattoo Eddie" and three cohorts.
From the spur-of-the-moment getaway that led to death to the lingering repercussions of the trial and the unwanted attention it brought the town, this is a fascinating account of the SMOKY MOUNTAIN NIGHTMARE.