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In the Heat of the Night (1967)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Jan 9, 2001
 R2: 3 Feb 2003

Budget $2,000,000

Running Time
1 hour, 49 minutes

Country USA

Studio Mirisch Corporation, United Artists

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Other Titles
• In the Heat of the Night
• In der Hitze der Nacht (1968)

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Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama, Murder, Police, Thieves, Suspense, Detectives, Culture Clash, Investigation, Cult Classic

Plot: 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.

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 Directed by
Norman Jewison
The Hurricane, Moonstruck, Fiddler on the Roof
 Written by
Stirling Silliphant
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Sidney Poitier
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Rod Steiger
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Warren Oates
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Lee Grant
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Larry Gates
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James Patterson
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William Schallert
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 Music By
Quincy Jones
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