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In the Heat of the Night

1967 Rated NR 1hr 50m

Black Philadelphia detective Virgil Tibbs helps a redneck Southern sheriff solve a murder in this riveting study in racism that still strikes a chord. Rod Steiger won a Best Actor Oscar for his turn as the put-upon lawman who comes to respect Tibbs.

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Movie Details

Awards
1968 BAFTA®
1968 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
AFI®
  • Top 100 Movies
1968 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Sound
  • Best Actor: Rod Steiger
  • Best Picture
  • Best Director nominee: Norman Jewison
  • Best Sound Effects Editing nominee
Ratings
NR
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1

Subtitles

French, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned

Yes

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; theatrical trailer; audio commentary by director and cast