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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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  • How Did Poitier Not Win An Oscar?

    Tawny 2017-04-21

    Rod Steiger grabbed the Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of a racist southern police chief. When you watch this film nearly 50 years later, it's... MORE>

  • Poitier & Steiger Make This Film

    DON RILEY 2017-01-15

    This is an enjoyable film. But the great in comes from the work of Poitier and Steiger. Steiger is so good or so great that the rest of the film becomes... MORE>

  • In the Cool of the Day

    Clichae 2017-01-15

    This strongly acted out movie has certainly had its way with many of the Hep-C generation whose adult children now unquestioningly take the road most... MORE>