Five Oscars, including Best Picture, went to Norman Jewison's compelling adaptation of John Ball's novel. Sidney Poitier stars as Virgil Tibbs, a black homicide detective from Philadelphia, Pa., who─after being falsely suspected of murder in a small, rural Mississippi town─reluctantly teams with the racist local sheriff (Best Actor Oscar-winner Rod Steiger) to find the real killer. Warren Oates, Lee Grant co-star. 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary by Jewison, Steiger, Grant, others; "making of" documentary; featurettes; theatrical trailer.