In the Heat of the Night (movie)

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In the Heat of the Night
Directed byNorman Jewison
Screenplay byStirling Silliphant
Based onIn the Heat of the Night
by John Ball
Produced byWalter Mirisch
StarringSidney Poitier
Rod Steiger
Warren Oates
Lee Grant
CinematographyHaskell Wexler, A.S.C.
Edited byHal Ashby
Music byQuincy Jones
Production
company
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • August 2, 1967 (1967-08-02)
Running time
110 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$2 million[2]
Box office$24.3 million[3]

In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 American mystery drama movie directed by Norman Jewison. It is based on John Ball's 1965 novel of the same name. It is about a black police detective from Philadelphia, who becomes part of a murder investigation in a small town in Mississippi. It stars Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger.

The movie won five Academy Awards, including for Best Picture and Rod Steiger for Best Actor.

References[change | change source]

  1. "IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (A)". British Board of Film Classification. July 17, 1967. Archived from the original on November 28, 2014. Retrieved November 13, 2014.
  2. Balio, Tino (1987). United Artists: The Company that Changed the Film Industry. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 187. ISBN 978-0-299-11440-4.
  3. "In the Heat of the Night, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Archived from the original on December 10, 2007. Retrieved March 8, 2012.