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An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Virgil Tibbs was ranked Hero #19 in the Heroes category on the AFI's 100 Heroes and Villains list.
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
When people are shown going onto the Mississippi River bridge, there is an Arkansas highway sign, something that would not have been seen on the Mississippi side of the river.
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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