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In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night(1967)

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Brief Synopsis

A black police detective from the North forces a bigoted Southern sheriff to accept his help with a murder investigation.

Cast & Crew

Norman Jewison Director
Sidney Poitier Virgil Tibbs
Rod Steiger Bill Gillespie
Warren Oates Sam Wood
Lee Grant Mrs. Leslie Colbert
Quentin Dean Delores Purdy
Larry Gates Eric Endicott
William Schallert Webb Schubert
Beah Richards Mrs. Bellamy [Mama Caleba]
Scott Wilson Harvey Oberst
Jack Teter Philip Colbert
Matt Clark Packy Harrison

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 2 Aug 1967
Release Date:  1967 Production Date:  A Norman Jewison-Walter Mirisch Production
none available
Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co:  United Artists
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Mirisch Corp.
Duration(mins):  109 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Tough Year - 1967......

    ja661 2019-09-22

    Rewatching IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is like going home back to 1967. The racial bigotry still stings but the music and story make everything all good. ... MORE>

  • One of My All Time Favorites

    Casey06 2019-09-18

    This is one of my all time favorite movies. Poitier and Steiger are wonderful and it tells an exciting, captivating and important story. I also love the... MORE>

  • "They call me Mr. Tibbs!"

    Jeff Boston 2019-08-17

    Everyone wants respect, and the acting here by New Yorker Steiger and Bahamian Poitier (at the pinnacle of their careers) deserves it. Gillespie is as... MORE>