In the Heat of the Night

15/02/1999
  |  Book Tickets: 15/02/1999
  |  Buy to Own: 15/02/1999
  |  Watch Now: 16/10/2008
  |  105 min
Rated 12A by the BBFC

Synopsis

Rod Steiger stars in this classic 1960s crime drama directed by Norman Jewison. Small-town Mississippi sheriff Gillespie (Steiger) is forced to collaborate on a murder investigation with Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), a black homicide detective from Philadelphia who was initially mistaken for a suspect based on the colour of his skin. At first, the pair find themselves totally at odds with each other, but as the investigation proceeds they each learn to respect one another's talents. The film won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Steiger).

moderate threat, sex references, racist language
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