- Virgil Tibbs (Played by Sidney Poitier)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Written by: Stirling Silliphant and John Ball (book)
Featuring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates and Lee Grant
Plot: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
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