In the Heat of the Night Trailer & Clips


In the Heat of the Night full movie is released on Aug 02, 1967. Watch In the Heat of the Night online - the English Drama movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $27,669. In the Heat of the Night is directed by Norman Jewison and created by Stirling Silliphant with Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger. In the Heat of the Night is available online on Hoopla and Tubi TV.

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.

As know as:

De Nacht van Inspecteur Tibbs, Dar garma-ye shab, Gecenin sıcağında, 惡夜追緝令, En la calor de la nit

Release Date:

Aug 02, 1967

Release Date (Streaming):

Jan 09, 2001


United States



Stream Service:

MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.

Production Companies:

The Mirisch Corporation

Gross worldwide:



They call me Mister Tibbs, They got a murder on their hands . . . they don't know what to do with it., They're going to pin something on that smart cop from Philidelphia . . . maybe a medal . . . maybe a murder!


Pauline Kael
New Yorker
Fast and enjoyable... The cinematography by Haskell Wexler has an exciting, alive quality, and the good Quincy Jones score includes a title song sung by Ray Charles.
by rottentomatoes, Jul 29, 2022
Derek Smith
Slant Magazine
With its stellar slate of extras, which includes both sequels, and top-notch AV presentation, Kinos 4K release is now the definitive home video edition of In the Heat of the Night.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 27, 2022
Marjory Adams
Boston Globe
The two stars play their roles to the hilt. You don't feel they are trying to surpass each other. Rather, it seems Steiger and Poitier are acting together like a team, each with his eye on the ball every second and not missing a single chance to score.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 03, 2022

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