An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.

  1. John Ball


  2. Norman Jewison


  3. Stirling Silliphant


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sidney Poitier

    Sidney Poitier

    Det. Virgil Tibbs

  2. Rod Steiger

    Rod Steiger

    Police Chief Bill Gillespie

  3. Warren Oates

    Warren Oates

    Off. Sam Wood

  4. Lee Grant

    Lee Grant

    Mrs. Leslie Colbert

  5. Larry Gates

    Larry Gates

    Eric Endicott

Full Cast & Crew

In the Heat of the Night
In the Heat of the Night



Status Released

Release Information

  • August 2, 1967


    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 49m

Budget $2,000,000.00

Revenue $27,379,978.00



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