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Overall A-

Sidney Poitier plays a Philadelphia policeman who is wrongly accused of murder (simply because he is black) when he is passing through Sparta, Mississippi. Lucky the mistake is sorted out, but he doesn't escape the assignment of helping the bigoted, local police chief (Rod Steiger) find the real killer.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B-
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

In The Heat of The Night

The most recent home video release of this movie is January 14, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: In The Heat of the Night (1967)

Release Date: 14 January 2014

In The Heat of the Night releases to home video (Blu-ray) with the following extras:

- Audio Commentary with Norman Jewison, Lee Grant, Rod Steiger and Cinematographer Haskell Wexler

- Turning Up the Heat: Moviemaking in the ‘60s

- The Slap Heard Around the World

- Quincy Jones: Breaking New Sound

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Racial prejudice is the theme of these movies too: Remember The Titans, The Help, 42 and To Kill A Mockingbird.