In the Heat of the Night (1967) (Movie)

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In the Heat of the Night
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In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 American mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewison. It is based on John Ball's 1965 novel of the same name which tells the story of Virgil Tibbs, a black police detective from Philadelphia, who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in Mississippi. It stars Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, and Warren Oates, and was produced by Walter Mirisch. The screenplay was by Stirling Silliphant. Wikipedia


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In the Heat of the Night is a member of the following lists: American films, English-language films, United States National Film Registry films, American drama films, Crime drama films, United Artists films, Best Picture Academy Award winners, Films based on mystery novels, Films featuring a Best Actor Academy Award winning performance and Police detective films.

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Mrs. Leslie Colbert: I came by to make it as clear as I possibly can: that I do not want the Negro officer taken off this case.
Mayor Webb Schubert: Negro officer?
Chief Gillespie: Yeah, well he, uh...he comes from up North, you see, and he was, uh, kinda...passing through--
Mrs. Leslie Colbert: I don't care what he is. If it wasn't for him, your impartial chief of police would still have the wrong man behind bars. I want that officer given a free hand, otherwise I will pack up my husband's engineers...and leave yourselves.


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