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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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  • In The Heat of the Night

    Michael Whitty 2017-09-02

    1967 Oscar winner when the times were a changing and blacks and whites came together a little more. A small town in Mississippi has a murder to solve and... MORE>

  • Slight Lyrics Correction

    Natacha 2017-05-10

    The spoken intro to "Foul Owl On the Prowl" is: "all you little chickies better lock up tight, 'cause there's a foul owl on the... MORE>

  • "In the Heat of the Night" is Hot

    Natacha 2017-04-26

    This post will be about a little bit of music trivia, as others have covered how excellent the plot, acting, etc. are. In the caf scene, the cretin who... MORE>