skip navigation
In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night(1967)

  • Saturday, January 14 @ 08:00 PM (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
  • Monday, February 13 @ 03:00 PM (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
Remind Me

TCMDb Archive MaterialsView all archives (1)

DVDs from TCM Shop

In the Heat of the Night A black police detective from... MORE > $8.97 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now


powered by AFI

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    

Leonard Maltin Ratings & Review



User Ratings & Review

This title has not been reviewed. Be the FIRST to write a review by CLICKING HERE >

User Ratings & Review

User Reviews:

  • Recommend:

  • Cinema History:

  • Cinematography:

  • Lead Performers:

  • Supporting Cast:

  • Director:

  • Screen Play:

  • Music Score:

  • Title Sequence:

User Ratings:

  • In The Heat Of The Night

    Michael Whitty 2016-10-29

    A story in the south of a black man equaling a white man and justice gets done "In The Heat Of The Night" scores well for playing out its... MORE>

  • heat of the night

    kevin sellers 2015-05-09

    I really wanted to hate this picture, since Stirling Silliphant is one of my least favorite writers (the king of pompous philosophizing) and director... MORE>

  • Not so Awesome heat

    Guy Bellis 2014-05-03

    Never thought we would get to the meat of the story, it was the longest 16 minutes of a film beginning. The director obviously likes long overdrawn chase... MORE>