IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is ranked #75 on AFI’s 10th anniversary list of the 100 greatest movies of all time and #21 on AFI’s list of the most inspiring movies ever. Sidney Poitier’s “Virgil Tibbs” is the 19th most heroic character on AFI’s list of 100 Years…100 Heroes & Villains, while “They call me Mr. Tibbs!” appears at #16 on AFI’s list of the best film quotes. Poitier was also the recipient of the 20th AFI Life Achievement Award.
AFI Movie Club Tribute to Sidney Poitier: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
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