Monday Night at the Movies: In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Movie: In the Heat of the Night
Stars: Sidney Poitier & Rod Steiger
Rating: Not Rated
Film series: Part of the Monday Night at the Movies Film Series.
Virgil Tibbs is a renowed Homicide Detective from Philadelphia returning to Mississippi in the sweltering summer to visit his mother, when a rich factory owner is found dead. The Industrialist was white, Tibbs is black and in the deep south at the time, that is enough reason for the local cops to arrest him on suspicion murder. After his identity and credentials are established, the Chief of Police lets Tibbs go and attempts to enlist his help in solving the case. An uneasy and complicated relationship develops between the southern Sherriff and the City slicker.