In the Heat of the Night (1967)

"They got a murder on their hands. They don’t know what to do with it."
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African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie, the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth.
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Theatrical Release:August 2nd, 1967
On DVD & Blu-ray:January 9th, 2001 - Buy DVD
Original Language:English
Production Companies:United Artists, The Mirisch Company
Movie Tags:poverty, whodunit, murder