Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Included among the American Film Institute's 1998 list of the 400 movies nominated for the Top 100 Greatest American Movies.
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
When Tibbs and Endicott slap each other,in the wide shot, Gillespie can be seen standing up. But in the close-ups of the Chief, he remains resting on his elbow, and then stands up when they're done.
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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