In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Crime, Drama, Mystery-Suspense, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Buddy Cop Film  |   Release Date - Aug 2, 1967  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 American mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewison. It is based on John Ball's 1965 novel of the same name and tells the story of Virgil Tibbs, a black police detective from Philadelphia, who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a small town in Mississippi. The movie changes various details found in the book from relatively minor ones (in the book Tibbs is an police officer in California) to more major (basic details of the murder, including the victim, are different). It stars Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger, and was produced by Walter Mirisch. The screenplay was by Stirling Silliphant.

The film won five Academy Awards, including the 1967 awards for Best Picture and Rod Steiger for Best Actor.

The film was followed by two sequels, They Call Me Mister Tibbs! in 1970, and The Organization in 1971. In 1988, it also became the basis of a television series adaptation of the same name.

Although the film was set in the fictional Mississippi town of Sparta (with supposedly no connection to the real Sparta, Mississippi), part of the movie was filmed in Sparta, Illinois, where many of the film's landmarks can still be seen. The quote "They call me Mister Tibbs!" was listed as number 16 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes, a list of top film quotes. In 2002, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Movie Info

Budget

$2,000,000

Box Office

$27,669

Themes

Tags

African American, Bill Gillespie, Film Based On A Novel, Heat Of The Night, Justice, Mississippi, Police Chief, Police Station, Racial Tension, Racist, Small Town, Suspect, Virgil Tibbs

Attributes

Narrative Location: Mississippi

Alternate Titles

Al calor de la noche
AR, MX, PE, UY, VE
Dans la chaleur de la nuit
BE, CA, FR
Dar garma-ye shab
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De Nacht van Inspecteur Tibbs
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En el calor de la noche
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En la calor de la nit
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Forró éjszakában
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Gecenin sicaginda
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I nattens hede
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I nattens hetta
FI, SE
În arșița nopții
RO
In caldura noptii
RO
In de hitte van de nacht
BE
In der Hitze der Nacht
AT, DD, DE
In the Heat of the Night
AU, CA, EC, IN, IL, PH, SG, AE, GB, US
Istoria enos eglimatos
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La calda notte dell'ispettore Tibbs
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Natten var het
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No Calor da Noite
BR, PT
Sức Nóng Màn Đêm
VN
U vrelini noći
HR, RS
V žáru noci
CZ
V žiare noci
SK
W upalna noc
PL
Yön kuumuudessa
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Yoru no dai sôsa-sen
JP
Ιστορία ενός Εγκλήματος
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Душной южной ночью
RU
Опівнічна жара
UA
Спекотної ночі
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Среднощна жега
BG
У врелини ноћи
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夜の大捜査線
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恶夜追缉令
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惡夜追緝令
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月黑风急杀人夜
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밤의 열기 속에서
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밤의 열기 속으로
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