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In The Heat of The Night

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 109
Theater Release: 23 Aug 1967
Video Release: 14 Jan 2014
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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In The Heat of The Night is rated Not Rated:

Director: Norman Jewison
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates
Studio: 1967 United Artist

Detailed Review

In one particularly prickly dinner scene in the 2013 movie The Butler, the character Cecil Gaines praises the film In the Heat of the Night. For him, Sidney… 
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Why Is In The Heat of The Night Rated Not Rated?

Violence: The body of a dead man is seen lying in the street. Some… 
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