In the Heat of the Night

Director: Norman Jewison Run Time: 109 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1967

Starring: Lee Grant, Rod Steiger, Sidney Poitier, Warren Oates

For many, the apotheosis of Sidney Poitier’s career and certainly his most well-known film today, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is an intense thriller featuring Poitier as Virgil Tibbs, a top homicide detective from Philadelphia who finds himself at the center of a small town murder case in the racist Deep South of Sparta, Mississippi.

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