In the Heat of the Night (1967)

I'm a Police Officer

Gillespie (Rod Steiger) is furious when he finds that a police officer – Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) – was wrongfully brought in as a suspect in a crime.

Directed by Norman Jewison.

Released in 1967 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Cop
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Thrillers
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Mystery
  • secondary-genre: Classic Thrillers
  • secondary-genre: African-American Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Social Issue Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Crime Thrillers
  • secondary-genre: Crime Dramas
  • prop: Soda
  • prop: Badge
  • prop: ID
  • setting: Police Station
  • theme: Race
  • actor: Rod Steiger
  • actor: Sidney Poitier
  • actor: Warren Oates
  • director: Norman Jewison
  • producer: Walter Mirisch
  • cinematographer: Haskell Wexler
  • composer: Quincy Jones
  • editor: Hal Ashby
  • role-name: Virgil Tibbs
  • role-name: Sam Wood
  • role-name: Gillespie
  • screenwriter: Stirling Silliphant
  • year: 1967
  • studio: MGM