In the heat of the night


I’ve finally watched “In the heat of the night” from start to finish. Usually I watch the beginning and something happens why I never get further then around 20 minutes. Anyway “In the heat of the night” released in 1967 stars Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger and Warren Oates.

Detective Virgil Tibbs [Sidney Poitier]is caught up in the racial tension of the US South when he is arrested after the murder of a prominent businessman. Tibbs was simply waiting for his next train at the station in Sparta, Mississippi and the confusion is soon resolved but when local police chief Gillespie [Rod Steiger] learns that Tibbs is the Philadelphia PD’s number one homicide expert, he reluctantly asks for his assistance. The murdered man, Mr. Colbert, had come to Sparta from the North to build a new factory and his wife and business associates immediately point the finger at Endicott, the most powerful man in the county and the one who had the most to lose if a major new employer comes to the area. Tibbs’ life is clearly in danger but he perseveres in a highly charged and racially explosive environment until the killer is found. [Plot from IMDB.com]

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