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      In the Heat of the Night (Unrated)

      Now playing | 1 hr, 49 min.

      Critic Review: ★★★★ 4/4 stars

      Genre: Crime drama

      African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gi... (read more)

      In the Heat of the Night Overview

      African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth.

      Rating
      Unrated

      Awards
      Lee Grant — Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, 1968
      Sidney Poitier — Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, 1968
      Rod Steiger — Won British Academy of Film & Television Arts for Foreign Actor, 1968
      Rod Steiger — Won Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, 1968
      Rod Steiger — Won Academy Award for Actor, 1967
      Sidney Poitier — Nominated for British Academy of Film & Television Arts for Foreign Actor, 1968
      Quentin Dean — Nominated for Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, 1968

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      Mirisch Company

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