In the Heat of the Night (1967)
|Top Genres||Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller/Suspense|
|Top Topics||Book-Based, Detectives, Prejudice|
In the Heat of the Night Overview:
In the Heat of the Night (1967) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Norman Jewison and produced by Walter Mirisch.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by John Ball published in 1965.
Two powerful actors in a bitter showdown take this murder mystery to a higher level. Backwoods southern sheriff Steiger, in an Academy Award-winning role, doesn't appreciate the assistance offered by black, big-city detective Poitier. The uneasy pair reluctantly join forces to solve the strange murder of a wealthy industrialist. The element of racial tension gives Silliphant's screenplay a dimension and depth most detective tales can't match. Poitier returned as Tibbs in They Call Me Mr. Tibbs! (1970) and The Organization (1971). The characters appeared again in a TV series.
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
In the Heat of the Night was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2002.
Academy Awards 1967 --- Ceremony Number 40 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Rod Steiger||Won|
|Best Director||Norman Jewison||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Hal Ashby||Won|
|Best Picture||Walter Mirisch, Producer||Won|
|Best Writing||Stirling Silliphant||Won|
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Gillespie: Whatcha hit him with?
Tibbs: Hit whom?
Gillespie: "Whom"? Are you a northern boy? What's a northern boy doing down here?
[describing Chief Gillespie]
Harvey Oberst: Got no more smile than a turnip.
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Set in a hot Mississippi summer but filmed during autumn in Illinois, many of the actors had to keep ice chips in their mouths (and spit them out before takes) to prevent their breath from appearing on camera during the night scenes.
In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #75 Greatest Movie of All Time. It was the first inclusion of this film on the list.
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