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In the Heat of the Night (1967)

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Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates

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After a wealthy northern factory owner is murdered, racist Mississippi cops accuse African American Virgil Tibbs of the crime. Once they learn that he is a renowned Philadelphia homicide detective, they reluctantly seek his help. As Tibbs displays his skills as a detective, he begins to win the respect, protection, and ultimately friendship of the Police Chief Bill Gillepsie.
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Tense, funny, and thought-provoking all at once, and lifted by strong performances from Sydney Poitier and Rod Steiger, director Norman Jewison’s look at murder and racism in small-town America continues to resonate today.
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In the Heat of the Night (1967) is part of the franchise: Sidney Poitier’s Mister Tibbs Trilogy
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