In The Heat of the Night
While traveling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs, a black Philadelphia homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman when he is first accused of the crime and then asked to solve it. Finding the killer proves to be difficult, however, especially when his efforts are constantly thwarted by the bigoted town sheriff. But neither man can solve this case alone. Putting aside their differences and prejudices, they join forces in a desperate race against time to discover the shocking truth.
The film won five Academy Awards, including the 1967 awards for Best Picture and Rod Steiger for Best Actor.
"It's a pleasure, all too rare, to watch two splendid actors pitted against each other with equal force such as Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger in the exceptional murder mystery, In the Heat of the Night." Wanda Hale - NY Daily News
"Hindsight has lent this gripping, serious-minded melodrama a certain righteous intensity." Tom Huddleston - Time Out
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