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3.8
795 Ratings

In the Heat of the Night

Directed by Norman Jewison
United States, 1967
Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

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In the Heat of the Night Directed by Norman Jewison

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1968 | 5 wins including: Best Picture

1968 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

BAFTA Awards

1968 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Actor

1968 | 2 nominations including: Best Film from any Source

Directors Guild of America

1968 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Writers Guild of America

1968 | Nominee: Best Written American Drama (Screen)

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