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In the Heat of the Night
- Sidney Poitier

Overview - Norman Jewison helms this Best Picture winner about a black Philadelphia detective (Sidney Poitier) who becomes involved in a murder case in a small, bigoted southern town, much to the chagrin of the local redneck police chief (Rod Steiger). An excellent production, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT was adapted by Stirling Silliphant from John Ball's novel.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Norman Jewison helms this Best Picture winner about a black Philadelphia detective (Sidney Poitier) who becomes involved in a murder case in a small, bigoted southern town, much to the chagrin of the local redneck police chief (Rod Steiger). An excellent production, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT was adapted by Stirling Silliphant from John Ball's novel. The drama boasts seven Academy Award nominations and five statuettes, including Best Picture, Best Actor--Rod Steiger, and Best (Adapted) Screenplay.

Awards:
1967 - Academy Awards - Best Picture Winner
1967 - Academy Awards - Best Sound Winner
1967 - Academy Awards - Best Actor Winner
1967 - Academy Awards - Best Film Editing Winner
1967 - Academy Awards - Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award Winner
1967 - Academy Awards - Best Adapted Screenplay Winner

Cast List

Scott Wilson - American Character Actor
Walter Mirisch - Producer
Rod Steiger - American actor, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
Rodney Stephen Steiger - American actor, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
Lee Grant - Oscar winning American actress, director, SHAMPOO
Lyova Rosenthal - Oscar winning American actress, director, SHAMPOO
Sidney Poitier - American Actor, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
Stirling Silliphant - Screenwriter/Producer
Quincy Jones - American Musician/Composer/Producer
Quentin Dean - Actor\In The Heat...Night
Hal Ashby - American Director/Editor
Haskell Wexler - Cinematographer/Director/Producer/Screenwriter
Norman Jewison - Director/producer
James Patterson - American Actor
William Schallert - American TV/Film Actor
Warren Oates - American Character Actor
Paul Groesse - Art Director

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 027616098610
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: February 2008

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Thieves
Mystery
Race Relations
Thriller
Murder
Cops
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Synopsis:
While on a trip back home in Mississippi, detective Virgil Tibbs is arrested for the murder of a prominent industrialist. His only crimes: being out late at night and being black. After some prodding by his boss, Tibbs joins forces with the bigoted town sheriff to catch the real killer.

Notes:
Academy Award for Best Sound to the Goldwyn Sound Department.

Reviews:
"...At the height of the civil rights era, it was volcanic..." - 01/11/2002 Entertainment Weekly, p.33


"[T]his Oscar-anointed drama hinges on proto-CSI detective Virgil Tibbs..." - 04/01/2004 Premiere, p.68


5 stars out of 5 -- "Daringly right-on for its time, it's a powerful drama and one of Poitier's best." - 04/01/2008 Ultimate DVD, p.88

 
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