Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
The movie's line "They call me Mister Tibbs!" was voted as the #16 movie quote by the American Film Institute
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
In Gillespie's first scene he is trying to get the air conditioner to blow harder in his office. He reaches up and gives the knob a good sized turn, only when his hand pulls back the knob is still in it's original position.
No uppercase ("capital") letters are used in the opening and closing credits, including the film's title, cast and characters, crew and job titles, and company credits.
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