Rent In the Heat of the Night (1967)

4.0 of 5 from 169 ratings
1h 45min
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Synopsis:
In the Deep South, homicide detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. When the bigoted town sheriff (Rod Steiger) gets involved, both he and Tibbs must put aside their differences and join forces in a race against time to discover the shocking truth.
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Directors:
Producers:
Walter Mirisch
Writers:
Stirling Silliphant, John Ball
Others:
Hal Ashby, Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, James A. Richard
Studio:
MGM Home Entertainment
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

1968 BAFTA Best Foreign Actor

1968 BAFTA Best United Nations Film

1968 Oscar Best Picture

1968 Oscar Best Editing

1968 Oscar Best Actor

1968 Oscar Best Adapted Screen Play

1968 Oscar Best Sound

BBFC:
Release Date:
25/02/2013
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
English, German, Spanish
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing, German Hard of Hearing, Greek, Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
13/01/2014
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Commentary with Norman Jewison, Rod Steiger and Haskell Wexler
  • Turning Up the Heat: Movie-Making In the 60's - Featurette
  • The Slap Heard Around The World - Featurette
  • Quincy Jones: Breaking New Sound - Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (3) of In the Heat of the Night

1960s America race tensions in murder mystery - In the Heat of the Night review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
17/06/2006

An interesting depiction of the tensions between blacks and whites in 1960s America wrapped up in a murder mystery.

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In the Heat of the Night - In the Heat of the Night review by MJ

Spoiler Alert
05/12/2018

This 1967 film starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger is more than a depiction of racial bigots in the deep south. A murder has been committed and a black detective from the North who is passing through is automatically suspected. .To the annoyance of the local police chief (Rod Steiger) The boss of the black detective whose name is Tibbs, suggests that he stays and helps solve the murder. The Chief is clueless as this is the first murder on his patch, but although he doesn't like the fact that Tibbs is black, he has to admit that he has expertise that the chief doesn't. In this racially charged atmosphere a relationship of respect and even friendship develops between the two men. An excellent film.

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A fascinating film. Racial bigotry gives way to professional expertise. - In the Heat of the Night review by George

Spoiler Alert
24/09/2019

A smartly dressed black man, Sidney Poitier, arrives at a railway station in the deep South to visit his mother. He is arrested by a local not very bright cop and taken to the local police station where the chief is Rod Steiger, very bigoted. A murder has been committed, a man has been arrested and it turns out that the visitor, Tibbs, is a police officer from Philadelphia, specialising in homicides. The chief has no experience of murder cases and has to reluctantly give way to Tibbs to solve the case and find the guilty person. Respect deepens and almost friendship until Tibbs has to return to his base. An excellent film, very well acted.

George Roby.

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