In The Heat Of The Night (DVD)
Oscar-winner. Mississippi sheriff Rod Steiger is forced to work with black detective Sidney Poitier. With Warren Oates and Lee Grant.
Small-town Mississippi sheriff Gillespie s forced to collaborate on a murder investigation with Virgil Tibbs, a black homicide detective from Philadelphia who was initially mistaken for a suspect based on the colour of his skin.
At first, the pair find themselves totally at odds with each other, but as the investigation proceeds they each learn to respect one another's talents.
The film won five Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Steiger).
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