In the Heat of the Night (film)
In the Heat of the Night is an American Academy Award winning 1967 film starring Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger, based on the John Ball novel published in 1965, which tells the story of a Northern Black police detective who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a racist small town in Mississippi.
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- They call me Mr. Tibbs!
- Note: ranked #16 in the American Film Institute's list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.
- I try to run a nice, clean, safe town here. A town where a man can sneeze and not
get his brains beat out. You follow me?
- I got the motive which is money, and the body which is dead.