In the Heat of the Night

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Released August 2nd, 1967, 'In the Heat of the Night' stars Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Quentin Dean The movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 49 min, and received a score of 75 (out of 100) on Metacritic, which collated reviews from 14 knowledgeable critics.

Curious to know what the movie's about? Here's the plot: "African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), 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."

'In the Heat of the Night' is currently available to rent, purchase, or stream via subscription on iTunes Store,, VUDU, YouTube, and XFINITY .