History Film / InTheHeatOfTheNight

15th Nov '17 8:19:23 PM PaulA
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* ATasteOfTheirOwnMedicine: A rich white bigot slaps Det. Virgil Tibbs for daring to question him on suspicion of murder. To the shock of white viewers and the delight of black ones, Tibbs instantly slaps the bigot back, an act that was previously ''unthinkable'' for African American characters in mainstream Hollywood films.
18th Oct '17 11:19:31 AM xcountryguy
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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: The guy who works at the diner, who basically plays no role in the story at all and is only scene in two scenes, until the end when he's revealed to be the murderer.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The guy who works at the diner, who basically plays no role in the story at all and is only scene in two scenes, until the end when he's revealed to be the murderer.]]



** The third is [[spoiler: Sam Wood, one of Gillespie's men]], who deposited a large amount of cash around the time of the murder, and lied about the road he drove on [[spoiler:during his beat. The reason for his lie is because he didn't want reveal he was eyeing Delores Purdy, who is notorious for parading around in the nude. He also couldn't have murdered Colbert, because the person who killed Colbert drove the dead man's car. Sam couldn't have driven that car and his own patrol car.]]

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** The third is [[spoiler: Sam [[spoiler:Sam Wood, one of Gillespie's men]], who deposited a large amount of cash around the time of the murder, and lied about the road he drove on [[spoiler:during his beat. The reason for his lie is because he didn't want reveal he was eyeing Delores Purdy, who is notorious for parading around in the nude. He also couldn't have murdered Colbert, because the person who killed Colbert drove the dead man's car. Sam couldn't have driven that car and his own patrol car.]]
3rd Oct '17 9:31:40 AM dpisel01
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* HeatWave: It's September, but Sparta is still in the grip of one of these.

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* HeatWave: It's September, but being in Mississippi, Sparta is still in the grip of one of these.
3rd Oct '17 9:28:35 AM dpisel01
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* LondonEnglandSyndrome: When they first meet, Tibbs tells Gillespie he's from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ''not'' Philadelphia, Mississippi. [[JustifiedTrope Gillespie was checking which Phillie Tibbs was referring to.]]

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* LondonEnglandSyndrome: When they first meet, Tibbs tells Gillespie he's from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, ''not'' Philadelphia, Mississippi. [[JustifiedTrope Gillespie was checking which Phillie Philly Tibbs was referring to.]]



* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: Virgil Tibbs says this to Gillespie after the latter asks him how he is addressed up North.

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* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: The trope namer. Virgil Tibbs says this to Gillespie after the latter asks him how he is addressed up North.
12th Jun '17 9:05:07 PM nombretomado
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The film received seven AcademyAward nominations, winning for Best Picture, Actor (Steiger), Editing (Creator/HalAshby), Adapted Screenplay (Stirling Silliphant), and Sound. Poitier went on to reprise his role in the sequels ''They Call Me Mister Tibbs!'' (1970) and ''The Organization'' (1971), both of which are set in San Francisco and feature more of an urban flavor.

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The film received seven AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward nominations, winning for Best Picture, Actor (Steiger), Editing (Creator/HalAshby), Adapted Screenplay (Stirling Silliphant), and Sound. Poitier went on to reprise his role in the sequels ''They Call Me Mister Tibbs!'' (1970) and ''The Organization'' (1971), both of which are set in San Francisco and feature more of an urban flavor.
13th May '17 8:04:44 PM Mdumas43073
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* SourceMusic: Officer Wood listens to music on a portable radio in his patrol car, while Henshaw plays records on the jukebox at his diner.

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* SourceMusic: Officer Wood listens to music on a portable radio in his patrol car, while Henshaw plays records on the jukebox at his diner.Compton's.
13th May '17 8:03:51 PM Mdumas43073
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* GreasySpoon: Compton's Cafe, where Ralph Henshaw works.
13th May '17 7:58:19 PM Mdumas43073
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* SourceMusic: Officer Wood listens to music on a portable radio in his patrol car, while Henshaw plays records on the jukebox at his diner.
13th May '17 2:07:51 PM Mdumas43073
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* RunForTheBorder: Harvey Oberst, fleeing from the Sparta police, almost makes it across the Mississippi River bridge to Arkansas... except that Gillespie is already parked on the Mississippi end in his car and simply drives up and intercepts him mid-span.

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* RunForTheBorder: Harvey Oberst, fleeing from the Sparta police, almost makes it across the Mississippi River bridge to Arkansas... except that Gillespie is Gillespie, already parked on the Mississippi end in his car and car, simply drives up and intercepts him mid-span.
13th May '17 2:07:17 PM Mdumas43073
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* RunForTheBorder: Harvey Oberst, fleeing from the Sparta police, almost makes it across the Mississippi River bridge to Arkansas... except for the fact that Gillespie is already parked on the Mississippi end in his car and simply drives up and intercepts him mid-span.

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* RunForTheBorder: Harvey Oberst, fleeing from the Sparta police, almost makes it across the Mississippi River bridge to Arkansas... except for the fact that Gillespie is already parked on the Mississippi end in his car and simply drives up and intercepts him mid-span.
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