In the Heat of the Night

Directed by Norman Jewison
Starring Sidney Poitier

MGM Home Video | January 9, 2007 | DVD

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While on a trip back home in Mississippi, detective Virgil Tibbs is arrested for the murder of a prominent industrialist. His only crimes: being out late at night and being black. After some prodding by his boss, Tibbs joins forces with the bigoted town sheriff to catch the real killer.

Video Release: January 9, 2007

Theatrical Release: 1967

Runtime: 110

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: MGM Home Video

UPC: 027616857927

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In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night

Directed by Norman Jewison
Starring Sidney Poitier

Video Release: January 9, 2007

Theatrical Release: 1967

Runtime: 110

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: MGM Home Video

UPC: 027616857927


Edition Description
  • Surround Sound, Digital Sound, Stereo, Dolby Surround AC-3, Dolby SR
  • Closed Captioned
  • Color
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in English

Synopsis

While on a trip back home in Mississippi, detective Virgil Tibbs is arrested for the murder of a prominent industrialist. His only crimes: being out late at night and being black. After some prodding by his boss, Tibbs joins forces with the bigoted town sheriff to catch the real killer.

Description

A black Philadelphia detective becomes involved in a murder case in a small, bigoted southern town, much to the chagrin of the local, redneck police chief. An excellent production, adapted by Stirling Silliphant from John Ball's novel. Academy Award Nominations: 7, including Best Director. Academy Awards: 5, including Best Picture, Best Actor--Rod Steiger, Best (Adapted) Screenplay.

Notes

Academy Award for Best Sound to the Goldwyn Sound Department.
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