In the Heat of the Night

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A redneck Mississippi sheriff reluctantly teams up with a northern black detective to tackle a baffling murder case. Multi-Oscar winner, including Best Picture!
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A redneck Mississippi sheriff reluctantly teams up with a northern black detective to tackle a baffling murder case. Multi-Oscar winner, including Best Picture!

Original Release

08/02/1967

US Release

08/02/1967

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Cast

Lee Grant Leslie Colbert / Mrs. Colbert
Quentin Dean Delores / Delores Purdy
Rod Steiger Bill Gillespie / Chief Bill Gillespie
Scott Wilson Harvey Oberst
Sidney Poitier Virgil Tibbs / Det. Virgil Tibbs
Warren Oates Sam Wood / Officer Sam Wood
Larry Gates Eric Endicott
James Patterson Mr. Purdy
William Schallert Mayor Schubert
Beah Richards Mama Caleba
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Norman Jewison

Writers

Stirling Silliphant, John Ball

Cast

Lee Grant Leslie Colbert / Mrs. Colbert
Quentin Dean Delores / Delores Purdy
Rod Steiger Bill Gillespie / Chief Bill Gillespie
Scott Wilson Harvey Oberst
Sidney Poitier Virgil Tibbs / Det. Virgil Tibbs
Warren Oates Sam Wood / Officer Sam Wood
Larry Gates Eric Endicott
James Patterson Mr. Purdy
William Schallert Mayor Schubert
Beah Richards Mama Caleba
Peter Whitney Courtney
Kermit Murdock Henderson
Larry D. Mann Watkins
Arthur Malet Ulam
Fred Stewart Dr. Stuart
Anthony James Ralph
Matt Clark Packy / Packy Harrison
Timothy Scott Shagbag
Eldon Quick Charles Hawthorne
Stuart Nisbet Shuie

Producers

Editors

Hal Ashby

1968 Oscar Best Picture Won
1968 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Won
1968 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1968 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Won
1968 Oscar Best Sound Won
1968 Oscar Best Film Editing Won
1968 Oscar Best Effects, Sound Effects Nominated
1968 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Won
1968 Golden Globe Best Director Nominated
1968 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Won
1968 Golden Globe Best Actor - Drama Nominated
1968 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress Nominated
1968 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress Nominated
1968 Golden Globe Best Screenplay Won
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