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Starring Academy AwardÂ(r) winners* Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Lee Grant, this provocative mystery thriller won** five 1967 OscarsÂ(r), including Best Picture. Highlighted by an evocative score from OscarÂ(r)-winning*** composer Quincy Jones, In The Heat Of The Night is a "powerful film" (The New York Times) that delivers the "highest level of exciting entertainment" (New York Daily News)! While traveling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs, a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigationof a prominent businessman when he is first accused of the crimeand then asked to solve it! Finding the killer proves to be difficult, however, especially when his efforts are constantly thwarted by the bigoted town sheriff (Steiger). But neither man can solve this case alone. Putting aside their differences and prejudices, they join forces in a desperate race against time to discover the shocking truth. *Poitier: Actor, Lilies of the Field (1963); Steiger: Actor, In the Heat of the Night (1967); Grant: Supporting Actress, Shampoo (1975) **Actor (Steiger), Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Sound ***1994: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Two of greatest performances these actors. The portrayal of the small southern in the 1960's is accurate and dead on. Read morePublished 8 days ago by william miller
Lived in rural South in the period reflected. Not much of an exaggeration.Published 22 days ago by Edward
Personally, my favorite Sidney Poitier film is “Lilies of the Field” (1963), but this one, this is a slam dunk all–time classic mixture of excellent story, direction & acting. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Bowman
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"There are rumors that the Hillary campaign is responsible for quashing this dvd as it would tarnish her husband's legacy and make her run for the presidency more difficult."
Oh brother. Also, why is this in the discussion for 'In the Heat of the Night?'
Mar 6, 2009 by Jake | See all 3 posts
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