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In the heat of the night

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Blu-ray version.


English, Spanish or French dialogue; Spanish or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, William Schallert.

Publication Information

Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Physical Description

1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


In the Deep South, homicide detective Virgil Tibbs becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. When the bigoted town sheriff gets involved, both he and Tibbs must put aside their differences and join forces in a race against time to discover the shocking truth.


Title from container.

Based on the novel by John Ball.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.

Special features: commentary with Norman Jewison, Lee Grant, Rod Steiger and cinematographer Haskell Wexler ; Turning up the heat: moviemaking in the '60s ; The slap heard around the world ; Quincy Jones: breaking new sound.

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