In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Director: Norman Jewison

Writer(s): Stirling Silliphant, John Ball

Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Larry Gates, James Patterson, William Schallert, Beah Richards, Peter Whitney, Kermit Murdock, Larry D. Mann, Matt Clark, Arthur Malet, Fred Stewart, Quentin Dean, Scott Wilson, Timothy Scott, William Watson, Eldon Quick, Stuart Nisbet, Khalil Bezaleel, Peter Masterson, Jester Hairston, Phil Adams, Nikita Knatz, Sam Reese, Anthony James, Buzz Barton, Philip Garris, Clegg Hoyt, Warren Kenner, Michael LeGlaire, Alan Oppenheimer, David Stinehart, Jack Teter, Jazan Winona Wallace

Synopsis: An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Release Date: October 14, 1967 (USA) | Length: 109 min | Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Certificate: NR

Note: There are a few people not credited that appear in the film, namely Jess’ wife and children and in a later scene when the two cars of thugs are driving down the street, there is a boy on a bike and two other children sitting on the side of the road.

 

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