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  • In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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    110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Approved
110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A black Philadelphia police detective is mistakenly suspected of a local murder while passing through a racially hostile Mississippi town, and after being cleared is reluctantly asked by the police chief to investigate the case.
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Stirling Silliphant (screenplay) | John Ball (based on a novel by)
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Release date
Aug 2, 1967 (United States)

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36 cast members
Name Known for
Sidney Poitier
Det. Virgil Tibbs Det. Virgil Tibbs   See fewer
Rod Steiger
Chief Bill Gillespie Chief Bill Gillespie   See fewer
Warren Oates
Officer Sam Wood Officer Sam Wood   See fewer
Lee Grant
Mrs. Colbert Mrs. Colbert   See fewer
Larry Gates
Eric Endicott Eric Endicott   See fewer
James Patterson
Mr. Purdy Mr. Purdy   See fewer
William Schallert
Mayor Schubert Mayor Schubert   See fewer
Beah Richards
Mama Caleba Mama Caleba   See fewer
Peter Whitney
Courtney Courtney   See fewer
Kermit Murdock
Henderson Henderson   See fewer
Larry D. Mann
Watkins Watkins   See fewer
Matt Clark
Packy Harrison Packy Harrison   See fewer
Fred Stewart
Dr. Stuart Dr. Stuart   See fewer
Quentin Dean
Delores Purdy Delores Purdy   See fewer
Scott Wilson
Harvey Oberst Harvey Oberst   See fewer
Timothy Scott
Shagbag Shagbag   See fewer
William Watson
McNeil (as William C. Watson) McNeil (as William C. Watson)   See fewer
Eldon Quick
Charles Hawthorne Charles Hawthorne   See fewer
Jester Hairston
Endicott's Butler Endicott's Butler   See fewer
Phil Adams
1st Tough 1st Tough   See fewer
Nikita Knatz
2nd Tough 2nd Tough   See fewer
Sam Reese
Clerk Clerk   See fewer
Buzz Barton
Conductor (uncredited) Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
Phil Garris
Engineer (uncredited) Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
Clegg Hoyt
Deputy (uncredited) Deputy (uncredited)   See fewer
Warren Kenner
Undetermined Role (uncredited) Undetermined Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael LeGlaire
City Councilman (uncredited) City Councilman (uncredited)   See fewer
Alan Oppenheimer
Ted Appleton (uncredited) Ted Appleton (uncredited)   See fewer
David Stinehart
Baggage Master (uncredited) Baggage Master (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Teter
Philip Colbert - Murder Victim (uncredited) Philip Colbert - Murder Victim (uncredited)   See fewer
Jazan Winona Wallace
Viola (uncredited) Viola (uncredited)   See fewer
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