In The Heat Of The Night (12A)



Drama (1967)
108mins US

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant
Director: Norman Jewison
Writer(s): Stirling Silliphant
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Wealthy Chicago businessman Philip Colbert is murdered in the Mississippi town of Sparta, where he is overseeing the construction of a factory. Police Chief Bill Gillespie takes charge of the investigation and one of his men, Officer Sam Wood, arrests a black suspect called Virgil Tibbs at a train station. Gillespie is racially prejudiced and jumps to the conclusion that Tibbs is fleeing the scene of the crime. In fact, Tibbs has an alibi and is a Detective Lieutenant from Philadelphia.

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