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In The Heat of The Night

Released

Aug 23, 1967

Latest Home Video

Jan 14, 2014

MPAA Rating

Not Rated

Director

Norman Jewison

Cast

Sidney Poitier
Rod Steiger
Warren Oates

Studio

1967 United Artist

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Synopsis

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.

Content Details

Why Is In The Heat of The Night Rated Not Rated?

In The Heat of The Night is rated Not Rated

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Violence: The body of a dead man is seen lying in the street. Some pooled blood is shown around the corpse as well as on the seat of a car used to transport the body. Two men slap one another. Characters are involved in a car chase. A gang carrying shovels and other tools threatens a man. A character is shot at close range (no blood is shown). Several characters are unjustly accused of murder. A character talks about performing abortions.

Sexual Content: A nude woman is seen standing in front of window: her breasts are partially covered by the window frame. A man goes out of his way to see her. A character describes her sexual encounter with a man who is later accused of rape. A man says he was arrested for being a Peeping Tom. Police question a character that secretly performs abortions.

Language: The script contains about a dozen mild profanities, some terms of Deity and several uses of a racial slur.

Alcohol / Drug Use: One character smokes a cigarette and another smokes a cigar. A character appears to be intoxicated while drinking at home. Some other brief drinking is shown.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
Not Rated
AB Not Rated
MB Not Rated
ON Not Rated
QC Not Rated
NB
NS
NL
PE
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: NR

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Details on home video releases of In The Heat of The Night...

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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