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They Call Me Mister Tibbs
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They Call Me Mister Tibbs 1970

From Amazon: Sidney Poitier is seldom praised as a pioneer of blaxploitation, but that's what he is in They Call Me Mister Tibbs. This sequel's title is cribbed from its groundbreaking predecessor, In the Heat of the Night, but similarities end there, since this engaging murder mystery owes more to "blaxpo" and the urban police procedurals that dominated film and TV in the early 1970s. Poitier's got plenty of proto-funk charisma (and a Quincy Jones groove) as San Francisco detective Virgil Tibbs, dominating his Caucasian colleagues with quiet fortitude and sure-fire instincts. His latest case is rife with likely suspects, including a...

Directed By:
No image existsGordon Douglas
No image existsSidney Poitier
No image existsBarbara McNair
No image existsMartin Landau
No image existsJuano Hernandez
No image existsAnthony Zerbe
No image existsEd Asner
No image existsNorma Crane
No image existsJeff Corey

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They Call Me Mister Tibbs Movie Review by Movie Addict (7/22/2007)

Love may be better the second time around, but movies usually aren't. There are exceptions, but this isn't one of them. Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is back home and out of that hellhole in Mississippi, but the excitement of In the Heat of the Night is missing.

He is doing his thing as a detective; trying to solve a murder...

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