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In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night (film)
Directed By
Norman Jewison
Written By
Stirling Silliphant
Distributed By
United Artists
Country
US
Language
English
Release Date
1967
Runtime
109 min
Rating
Rating PG
Budget
$2M
Gross
$24,379,978

In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 mystery film based on the John Ball novel of the same name published in 1965, which tells the story of a black police detective from Philadelphia who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in Mississippi. The film won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It starred Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, and Warren Oates, and was directed by Norman Jewison.

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