In The Heat Of The Night (40th Anniversary Collector's Edition) (1967)
Five Oscars, including Best Picture, went to Norman Jewison's compelling adaptation of John Ball's novel. Sidney Poitier stars as a black homicide detective from Philadelphia, Pa., who's falsely accused of murder in a rural Mississippi town, then 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.
Academy Award ®
Winner: Best Picture, Best Actor (Rod Steiger), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Editing
Nominee: Best Director (Norman Jewison), Best Sound Effects (Sound Editing)
- Norman Jewison
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, James Patterson, Quentin Dean, Larry Gates, William Schallert, Beah Richards, Scott Wilson, Jack Teter, Matt Clark, Anthony James, Kermit Murdock, Peter Whitney, William [C.] Watson, Timothy Scott, Larry D. Mann, Stuart Nisbet, Fred Stewart, Arthur Malet, Pete Masterson, Alan Oppenheimer, Jester Hairston, Clegg Hoyt, Phil Adams, Buzz Barton