In the Heat of the Night 54 years old

They got a murder on their hands. They don’t know what to do with it.

In the Heat of the Night

An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.

Credits

Alan Oppenheimer
Alan Oppenheimer

Ted Appleton

Harry Dean Stanton
Harry Dean Stanton

Police Officer (uncredited)

Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier

Det. Virgil Tibbs

Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson

Harvey Oberst

James Patterson
James Patterson

Mr. Purdy

In the Heat of the Night Cast

Name Character
Rod Steiger He was 42, 77 years old when he died as Bill Gillespie
Matt Clark He was 30, now 84 years old as Packy
Larry Gates He was 51, 81 years old when he died as Eric Endicott
Anthony James He was 25, now 79 years old as Ralph
Harry Dean Stanton He was 41, 91 years old when he died as Police Officer (uncredited)
Scott Wilson He was 25, 76 years old when he died as Harvey Oberst
Warren Oates He was 39, 53 years old when he died as Off. Sam Wood
Arthur Malet He was 39, 85 years old when he died as Mortician Ulam
Phil Adams He was 23, now 30 years old as Tough #1
William Schallert He was 45, 93 years old when he died as Mayor Schubert
Sidney Poitier He was 40, now 94 years old as Det. Virgil Tibbs
Alan Oppenheimer He was 37, now 91 years old as Ted Appleton
Lee Grant She was 40, now 94 years old as Leslie Colbert
Beah Richards She was 47, 80 years old when she died as Mama Caleba
Peter Masterson He was 33, now 87 years old as Fryer
Timothy Scott He was 30, 57 years old when he died as Shagbag
Peter Whitney He was 51, 55 years old when he died as Desk Officer Courtney
James Patterson He was 20, 25 years old when he died as Mr. Purdy
Fred Stewart He was 95, 82 years old when he died as Dr. Stuart
Kermit Murdock He was 59, 72 years old when he died as Henderson
Quentin Dean He was 23, 58 years old when he died as Delores
Larry D. Mann He was 44, 91 years old when he died as Watkins
Sam Reese He was 36, 55 years old when he died as Clerk
Clegg Hoyt He was 56, 56 years old when he died as Deputy (uncredited)
Jester Hairston He was 66, 98 years old when he died as Endicott's Butler

In the Heat of the Night Crew

Name Department
Richard Carruth as Music Editor. Sound
Robert Priestley as Set Decoration. He was 66 (85) years old when He died Art
Don Stott as Gaffer. Lighting
Stirling Silliphant as Screenplay. He was 49 (78) years old when He died Writing
Clem Portman as Sound Re-Recording Mixer. He was 62 (87) years old when He died Sound
Byron 'Buzz' Brandt as Assistant Editor. Editing
Walter Goss as Sound. He was 39 (84) years old when He died Sound
Morris Rosen as Grip. Camera
Ralph Gerling as Camera Operator. He was 43 (72) years old when He died Camera
Meta Rebner as Script Supervisor. Directing
John Ball as Novel. He was 148 (71) years old when He died Writing
Ross A. Maehl as Gaffer. He was 28 (now 83) years old Lighting
Wayne Fitzgerald as Title Graphics. He was 37 (89) years old when He died Crew
Lynn Stalmaster as Casting. He was 40 (now 94) years old Production
Allen K. Wood as Production Supervisor. Production
Hal Ashby as Production Office Assistant. He was 37 (59) years old when He died Crew
Hal Ashby as Editor. He was 37 (59) years old when He died Editing
Terry Morse, Jr. as Assistant Director. Directing
Quincy Jones as Original Music Composer. He was 34 (now 88) years old Sound
Norman Jewison as Director. He was 41 (now 95) years old Directing
Del Armstrong as Makeup Artist. He was 52 (87) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Paul Groesse as Art Direction. He was 61 (81) years old when He died Art
In the Heat of the Night poster
In the Heat of the Night (54 years)

They got a murder on their hands. They don’t know what to do with it.

  • Release day: Wednesday, August 02, 1967
  • Runtime: 109 minutes
  • Budget: 2000000.00
  • Revenue: 27379978.00