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In the Heat of the Night

Dir: Norman Jewison
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger
110mins   1967   US   12A   English   

In honour of Sidney Poitier, 1927 - 2022

A black Philadelphia police detective is mistakenly suspected of a local murder while passing through a racially hostile Mississippi town, and after being cleared is reluctantly asked by the police chief to investigate the case.

'A stylish performance from Poitier' - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian