In The Heat Of Night
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town. Actors Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Larry Gates, James Patterson, William Schallert, Beah Richards, Peter Whitney, Kermit Murdock, Larry D.
A small southern town in the 1960s A musician found dead on the highway Its no surprise when white detectives arrest a black man for the murder What is a surprise is that the black man Virgil Tibbs is himself a skilled homicide detective from California whom inexperienced Chief Gillespie reluctantly recruits to help with the case Faced with mounting local hostility and a police force that seems determined to see him fail it isnt long before Tibbs trained in karate and aikido will have to fight not just for justice but also for his own safety The inspiration for the Academy Awardwinning film starring Sidney Poitier this iconic crime novel is a psychologically astute examination of racial prejudice an atmospheric depiction of the American South in the sixties and a brilliant suspensefilled read set in the sultry heat of the night
In the Heat of the Night: The Complete First Season - Digitally RemasteredBased on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name, this series takes an honest look at life in the new South. Bill Gillespie (Carroll O'Connor, who played Archie Bunker in "All in the Family") stars as a small town sheriff who tries to solve crimes and catch criminals with the help of his investigator, Virgil Tibbs, and police lieutenant, Bubba Skinner.