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In the Heat of the Night

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Starring (View all)
Sidney Poitier Sidney Poitier
Det. Virgil Tibbs
Rod Steiger Rod Steiger
Chief Bill Gillespie
Warren Oates Warren Oates
Officer Sam Wood
Lee Grant Lee Grant
Mrs. Colbert
Larry Gates Larry Gates
Eric Endicott
James Patterson James Patterson
Mr. Purdy
William Schallert William Schallert
Mayor Schubert
Beah Richards Beah Richards
Mama Caleba


Written by
Stirling Silliphant Stirling Silliphant
(screenplay)


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Provocative mystery...

14 years, 7 months ago at Apr 26 9:20
3 votes
"They call me MISTER Tibbs!"

In the Heat of the Night is a genuine classic and one of the greatest films of the 1960s. The film is a provocative, enthralling mystery thriller that is atmospheric and entertaining.

The years have not dissipated the film's original impact in the slightest. The racial issues conveyed through the discriminatory characters are exact. At th... read more

"They call me MISTER Tibbs!"

12 years, 4 months ago at Jul 18 20:02
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Very good indeed. Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger are naturally excellent, and there's a real sense of uneasiness right from the start of the film as the classic title song plays through shots of the train entering Mississippi. Right from the off the audience is throw into a murder case full of mystery, lies and deceit with strong overtones of racial prejudice as you would expect from a film of thi... read more

A classic

6 years, 2 months ago at Sep 28 8:16
3 votes
Since this movie won the Academy Award for the Best Picture, I was really eager to check it out but, for some reasons, it took me about 10 years to finally see the damned thing. Well, I can tell you, it was definitely worth the wait and this movie completely deserved its stellar reputation. Indeed, it was such a powerful movie and it is not very often that I saw a movie who felt so historically im... read more
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After a wealthy northern factory owner is murdered, racist Mississippi cops accuse African American Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) of the crime. Once they learn that he is a renowned Philadelphia homicide detective, they reluctantly seek his help. As Tibbs displays his skills as a detective, he begins to win the respect, protection, and ultimately friendship of the Police Chief Bill Gillepsie (Rod Steiger).
Release date: 2 August 1967
UPC: 027616857927
Tags: Drama (13), Crime (13), Racism (13), 1960s (11), Mystery (10), Murder (9), Police (9), 1967 (9), Thriller (8), South (6), Discrimination (6), Chase (5), Car Chase (5), Train (5), African American (5), Race (4), Race Relations (4), Abortion (3), Usa (3), Voyeurism (3)
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