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Title:
In the heat of the night
Author:
Jewison, Norman, 1926-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A small town Southern sheriff finds himself in an uneasy alliance with a big-city black homicide detective as they investigate a murder.
General Note:
Song "In the heat of the night" sung by Ray Charles.

Based on the novel by John Ball.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1967.

Special features: audio commentary by Norman Jewison, Lee Grant, Rod Steiger and Haskell Wexler; collectible booklet; original theatrical trailer; 16:9 widescreen 1.85:1: theatrical release format (enhanced for widescreen TVs).

"1001472."

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780792848363
UPC:
027616857927
Format :
DVD

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The winner of the 1967 Oscar for Best Picture (as well as four other Oscars), In the Heat of the Night is set in a small Mississippi town where an unusual murder has been committed. Rod Steiger plays sheriff Bill Gillespie, a good lawman despite his racial prejudices. When Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), a well-dressed northern African-American, comes to town, Gillespie instinctively puts him under arrest as a murder suspect. Tibbs reveals himself to be a Philadelphia police detective; after he and Gillespie come to a grudging understanding of one another, Tibbs offers to help in Gillespie's investigation. As the case progresses, both Gillespie and Tibbs betray a tendency to jump to culture-dictated conclusions. Still, the case is solved thanks to the informal teamwork of the two law officers. Based on the novel by John Ball, In the Heat of the Night inspired two sequels, both starring Poiter as Virgil Tibbs. In 1987, a TV series version of In the Heat of the Night appeared, with Carroll O'Connor as Gillespie and Howard Rollins as Tibbs. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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