In the Heat of the Night

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In the Heat of the Night

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In the Heat of the Night

Release Date: August 02, 1967

Year    :   1967
Slogan    :   «They got a murder on their hands. They don’t know what to do with it.»
Genres    :   Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Production Companies    :   United Artists, The Mirisch Company
Director    :   Norman Jewison
Producers    :   Lynn Stalmaster, Allen K. Wood, Hal Ashby, Howard Joslin, Walter Mirisch, Jim Henderling
Writers    :   Stirling Silliphant, John Ball
RunTime    :   109 mins.
Budget    :   2000000
Revenue    :   27379978

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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