In the Heat of the Night12A

Directed by Norman Jewison | USA | 1967 | 1h 50m | Starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Larry Gates

While passing through a Mississippi town, a black detective from Philadelphia is wrongly accused of murder. After clearing his name he is asked to help investigate the case. Late acting legend Sidney Poitier stars in this tense detective drama which combines incisive social commentary, vivid cinematography, and Quincy Jones’s eclectic score to thrilling effect.

Reviews

‘The plot is a set-up, a stacked deck, yet the atmosphere is palpably unpleasant, and Poitier and Steiger have a field day.’
★★★★★
Adrian Turner, Radio Times

‘Hindsight has lent this gripping, serious-minded melodrama a certain righteous intensity.’
★★★★
Tom Huddlestone, Time Out

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We showed In the Heat of the Night between February 12, 2022 and February 17, 2022.

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