In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Sidney Poitier Detective Virgil Tibbs
Rod Steiger Sparta Chief of Police Bill Gillespie
Lee Grant Mrs. Leslie Colbert
Warren Oates Officer Sam Wood
Larry Gates Eric Endicott
James Patterson Mr. Purdy, Delores' Brother
William Schallert Mayor Schubert, Owner Sparta Equipment Co.
Beah Richards Mama Caleba aka Mrs. Bellamy
Peter Whitney Officer George Courtney, Sparta PD
Kermit Murdock H.E. Henderson, Banker
Larry D. Mann Watkins
Matt Clark Packy
Arthur Malet Ted Ulam, Mortician
Fred Stewart Dr. Stuart
Quentin Dean Delores
Movie Details
Genre Action / Adventure; Classics; Subtitles; Suspense / Mystery
Director Norman Jewison
Producer Walter Mirisch
Writer Stirling Silliphant; John Ball
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 50 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 8.0
Starring Academy Award winners Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Lee Grant, this provocative mystery thriller won five 1967 Oscars including Best Picture. Highlighted by an evocative score from Oscar-winning composer Quincy Jones, In The Heat Of The Night is a "powerful film" ( The New York Times ) that delivers the "highest level of exciting entertainment" ( New York Daily News )!

While traveling in the deep south, Virgil Tibbs, a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman when he is first accused of the crime -- and then asked to solve it! Finding the killer proves to be difficult, however, especially when his efforts are constantly thwarted by the bigoted town Sheriff (Steiger). But neither man can solve this case alone. Putting aside their differences and prejudices, they join forces in a desperate race against time to discover the shocking truth.
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 134
Collection Status In Collection
Quantity 1
Links IMDB
DVD Empire
Amazon US
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 027616857927
Chapters 16
Release Date 2001
Subtitles French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Audio Commentary by Norman Jewison, Lee Grant, Rod Steiger and Haskell Wexler
Collectible Booklet
Original Theatrical Trailer