In the Heat of the Night (40th Anniversary Edition) (Widescreen)

Starring: Rod Steiger & Sidney Poitier Director: Norman Jewison
Rating 4.6
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 52 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1967
  • Label: United Artists
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Mono - English, Spanish, French
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: "The Slap Heard Around the World"
    • Audio Commentary: Norman Jewison - Director; Lee Grant, Rod Steiger - Stars; Haskell Wexler - Cinematographer
    • Documentary:
      1. "Turning Up the Heat: Movie Making in the Turbulent 60s"
      2. "Quincy Jones: In the Heat of the Music"
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical Trailer
      2. TV Spots

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring &
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Directed by
Edited by
Screenwriting by
Composition by
Cinematography by
Art Direction by
Produced by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"They call me Mister Tibbs!"

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1967 - Best Actor: Rod Steiger
Academy Awards 1967 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Stirling Silliphant
Academy Awards 1967 - Best Film Editing: Hal Ashby
Academy Awards 1967 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 1967 - Best Sound
Academy Awards 1967 - Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award: Walter Mirisch

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 01/11/2002
"...At the height of the civil rights era, it was volcanic..."
Premiere - 04/01/2004
"[T]his Oscar-anointed drama hinges on proto-CSI detective Virgil Tibbs..."
Ultimate DVD - 04/01/2008
5 stars out of 5 -- "Daringly right-on for its time, it's a powerful drama and one of Poitier's best."

Product Description:

Norman Jewison helms this Best Picture winner about a black Philadelphia detective (Sidney Poitier) who becomes involved in a murder case in a small, bigoted southern town, much to the chagrin of the local redneck police chief (Rod Steiger). An excellent production, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT was adapted by Stirling Silliphant from John Ball's novel. The drama boasts seven Academy Award nominations and five statuettes, including Best Picture, Best Actor--Rod Steiger, and Best (Adapted) Screenplay.

Plot Synopsis:

While on a trip back home in Mississippi, detective Virgil Tibbs is arrested for the murder of a prominent industrialist. His only crimes: being out late at night and being black. After some prodding by his boss, Tibbs joins forces with the bigoted town sheriff to catch the real killer.

Plot Keywords:

Cops | Essential Cinema | Murder | Mystery | Race Relations | Recommended | Theatrical Release | Thieves | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Academy Award for Best Sound to the Goldwyn Sound Department.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 87,487
  • UPC: 027616098610
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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