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In the Heat of the Night (1967)
- AKA: Al calor de la noche, Dans la chaleur de la nuit, De Nacht van Inspecteur Tibbs, En el calor de la noche, En la calor de la nit, Forró éjszakában, Gecenin sicaginda, I nattens hede, I nattens hetta, In caldura noptii, In de hitte van de nacht, In der Hitze der Nacht, Istoria enos eglimatos, La calda notte dell'ispettore Tibbs, Natten var het, No Calor da Noite, U vrelini noći, W upalna noc, Yön kuumuudessa, Yoru no dai sôsa-sen, Полуночная жара, Среднощна жега, 恶夜追缉令, 月黑风急杀人夜, 炎热的夜晚
- Country: USA
- IMDB Rating: 8.0
- Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery
- Release: 1967-08-02 (USA)
- Director: Norman Jewison
- Writers: Stirling Silliphant (I) (1918–1996) , John Ball (I) (1911–1988)
- Language: English
- Stars: Sidney Poitier , Rod Steiger (1925–2002) , Lee Grant (I) , Larry Gates (I) (1915–1996) , James Patterson (I) (1932–1972) , William Schallert , Beah Richards (1920–2000) , Peter Whitney (I) (1916–1972) , Kermit Murdock (1908–1981) , Larry D. Mann (1922–2014) , Matt Clark (I) , Arthur Malet (1927–2013) , Fred Stewart (I) (1906–1970) , Quentin Dean (1944–2003) , Warren Oates (1928–1982)
- Runtime: 109 min
- Awards: Won 5 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 14 nominations.
- Plot: Detective Virgil Tibbs is caught up in the racial tension of the US South when he is arrested after the murder of a prominent businessman. Tibbs was simply waiting for his next train at the station in Sparta, Mississippi and the confusion is soon resolved but when local police chief Gillespie learns that Tibbs is the Philadelphia PD's number one homicide expert, he reluctantly asks for his assistance. The murdered man, Mr. Colbert, had come to Sparta from the North to build a new factory and his wife and business associates immediately point the finger at Endicott, the most powerful man in the county and the one who had the most to lose if a major new employer comes to the area. Tibbs' life is clearly in danger but he perseveres in a highly charged and racially explosive environment until the killer is found.