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In the Heat of the Night
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In the Heat of the Night 1967

From Amazon: Both riveting murder mystery and classic fish-out-of-water yarn, Norman Jewison's Oscar-winning In the Heat of the Night represents Hollywood at its wiliest, cloaking exposé in the most entertaining trappings. Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger prove the decade's most formidable antagonists. Poitier plays Virgil Tibbs, an arrogant homicide detective waylaid in Sparta, Mississippi; Steiger, in his bravura Oscar-winning turn, is Bill Gillespie, the town's hardheaded, bigoted sheriff who first arrests Tibbs for murder and then begs for his expertise. As the clues and suspects mount, Gillespie and his deputies develop begrudging...

Directed By:
Norman JewisonNorman Jewison
Written By:
No image existsStirling Silliphant
Sidney PoitierSidney Poitier
No image existsRod Steiger
No image existsWarren Oates
No image existsLee Grant

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In the Heat of the Night Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/22/2007)

Never has a man been in a more wrong place at a more wrong time.

Another Sidney Poitier movie for 1967. This one was Best Picture for the year. His co-lead Rod Steiger won the Oscar for Best Actor, an award he richly deserved. The film also won Oscars for sound, writing and editing.

Sterling Silliphant wrote this...

(complete In the Heat of the Night review by Movie Addict)

In the Heat of the Night Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/5/2007)

Classic Poitier. Det. Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier at his best) finds himself in a small Southern town on the very night that a white man happens to be murdered. At first the sheriff (Rod Steiger relishing a role he has been waiting for since 1954's 'On The Waterfront') accuses Tibbs, but then learns that he is a...

(complete In the Heat of the Night review by Jessica Film Junkie)

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