In The Heat Of The Night

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Year:
1967
Running time:
110 minutes
Studio:
MGM
Territory:
Worldwide
Directed by:
Norman Jewison
Starring:
Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates
Digital Cinema
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Description

When a wealthy industrialist is found murdered in a small Mississippi town and an African-American man is picked up at the train station with a wallet full of cash, local Police Chief Bill Gillespie immediately assumes he has caught his culprit. He's soon embarrassed to learn that the man he has arrested is Detective Virgil Tibbs, an experienced police officer from Philadelphia. The unlikely pair are forced to work together to unravel the mystery, leading them on a line of enquiry that will challenge both of their preconceptions.

Genre

Drama

Awards

Academy Awards:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role - Rod Steiger 
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Sound
  • Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

BAFTA Award:

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