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In the Heat of the Night [DVD] [Contemporary Classics]

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Norman Jewison helms this Best Picture winner about a black Philadelphia detective (Sidney Poitier) who becomes involved in a murder case in a small, bigoted southern town, much to the chagrin of the local redneck police chief (Rod Steiger). An excellent production, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT was adapted by Stirling Silliphant from John Ball's novel. The drama boasts seven Academy Award nominations and five statuettes, including Best Picture, Best Actor--Rod Steiger, and Best (Adapted) Screenplay.

    Academy Awards Best Picture 1967
    Academy Awards Best Sound 1967
    Academy Awards Best Actor 1967 Rod Steiger American actor, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
    Academy Awards Best Film Editing 1967 Hal Ashby American Director/Editor
    Academy Awards Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award 1967 Walter Mirisch Producer
    Academy Awards Best Adapted Screenplay 1967 Stirling Silliphant Screenwriter/Producer

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DVD1001472

  • Credits
    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Rodney Stephen Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Lyova Rosenthal, Quentin Dean, James Patterson, William Schallert, Scott Wilson
  • Critic Reviews
    "...At the height of the civil rights era, it was volcanic..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "[T]his Oscar-anointed drama hinges on proto-CSI detective Virgil Tibbs..."

    5 stars out of 5 -- "Daringly right-on for its time, it's a powerful drama and one of Poitier's best."
    Ultimate DVD

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