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IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

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IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 109m 56s

Release date 18/11/2016

Ratings Info moderate threat, sex references, racist language

Genre(s) Crime, Drama

Director(s) Norman Jewison

Cast includes Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant, Larry Gates, James Patterson, William Schallert, Beah Richards, Peter Whitney, Kermit Murdock, Larry D. Mann, Matt Clark, Scott Wilson, Anthony James, Quentin Dean, Arthur Malet, Timothy Scott, Khalil Bezaleel

Summary IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is a 1967 US drama about a black police officer who helps a Southern sheriff solve a murder case.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 08/11/2016

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is a US drama, from 1967, about a black police officer who helps a Southern sheriff solve a murder case.

Threat

In one racially motivated scene a group of white men armed with makeshift weapons threaten the black police officer. However, there is no violent detail.

Sex

In one scene a man looks through a window at an apparently naked woman, who returns his gaze; however, there is no detail of nudity. There are also verbal references to sexual activity, including a man saying that sex with a sixteen year old is rape.

Discrimination

There is some racist language (eg 'nigger'), along with associated prejudicial attitudes; however, the film does not condone racism or bigotry.

There is some mild violence, most notably in a scene in which a man is shot. There are also verbal references to abortion and very mild bad language ('damn', 'butt').

Details

Title
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Park Circus Limited
Classified date(s)
09/08/2016
Main language
English
Submitted run time
109m 56s
Approved footage
9894+0
BBFC reference
BFF040359
Registration number
CFJ40225

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