In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Confrontation With Endicott

When Endicott (Larry Gates) slaps Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) for implicating him as a suspect in the murder, Tibbs slaps him right back.

Directed by Norman Jewison.

Released in 1967 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Butler
  • character-type: Detective
  • character-type: Bigot
  • action: Slap
  • action: Threaten
  • action: Investigate
  • editors-choice: Getting Slapped!
  • 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
  • mood: Angry
  • mood: Tuff
  • prop: Flowers
  • setting: Greenhouse
  • theme: Race
  • theme: Power
  • actor: Larry Gates
  • actor: Rod Steiger
  • actor: Sidney Poitier
  • actor: Jester Hairston
  • director: Norman Jewison
  • producer: Walter Mirisch
  • cinematographer: Haskell Wexler
  • composer: Quincy Jones
  • editor: Hal Ashby
  • role-name: Virgil Tibbs
  • role-name: Butler
  • role-name: Endicott
  • role-name: Gillespie
  • screenwriter: Stirling Silliphant
  • year: 1967
  • studio: MGM