IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT – American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club Tribute to Sidney Poitier: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

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...

DID YOU KNOW this Sydney Poitier film was released 50 years ago this month?

THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS! (1970) was released 50 years ago this month. Sidney Poitier’s iconic declaration from IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967) was so poignant during the Civil Rights era, it became the title of the film’s 1970 sequel and remains one of the most recognizable movie references to this day, ranking #16 on AFI’s list…

AFI Movie Club: IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

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…
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