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In the Heat of the Night (film) Quotes

In the Heat of the Night (film) is a TV show that debuted in 1970 . In the Heat of the Night ended in 1970.

It features Walter Mirisch as producer, Quincy Jones in charge of musical score, and Haskell Wexler; A.S.C. as head of cinematography.

In the Heat of the Night (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of In the Heat of the Night (film) is 109 minutes long. In the Heat of the Night (film) is distributed by United Artists.

The cast includes: Rod Steiger as Gillespie, Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs, Sidney Poitier as Tibbs, Larry Gates as Eric Endicott, Khalil Bezaleel as Jess, and Scott Wilson as Harvey Oberst.

In the Heat of the Night (film) Quotes

Rod Steiger as Gillespie

  • (Rod Steiger) "How much they pay you to do their police work?"
  • (Sidney Poitier) "A hundred and sixty-two dollars, and thirty-nine cents per week."
  • (Rod Steiger) "A hundred and sixty-two dollars and thirty-nine cents a week? Well boy. Sam, you take him outside but treat him nice, because a man that makes a hundred and sixty-two dollars and thirty-nine cents a week, we do not want to ruffle him."
  • (Rod Steiger) "Now, look. I got no wife. I got no kids. Boy, I got a town that don't want me. And I got an air conditioner that I have to oil myself, and a desk with a busted leg. And on top of that, I got this, uh -- place. Now, don't you think that'd drive a man to takin' a few drinks? I'll tell you a secret. Nobody comes here. Never."
  • (Mayor Webb Schubert) "Bill -- what's made you change your mind about Tibbs?"
  • (Rod Steiger) "Who says I have?"
  • (Mayor Webb Schubert) "Last Chief we had -- he'd have shot Tibbs one second after he slapped Endicott, claim self-defense."
  • (Rod Steiger) ""Virgil"? That's a funny name for a n er boy to come from Philadelphia. What do they call you up there?"
  • (Sidney Poitier) "They call me MISTER TIBBS."
  • (Rod Steiger) "You look at bodies all the time in Philadelphia. Why can't you look at this one?"
  • (Sidney Poitier) "Why can't you look at it for yourself?"
  • (Rod Steiger) "Because I'm not an expert. OFFICER."

Khalil Bezaleel as Jess

  • (Chief Gillespie) "Jess."
  • (Chief Gillespie) "Jess, this is, uh -- This is Virgil. He's working for me. Give him something that runs. You fix him up, you hear."
  • (Khalil Bezaleel) "What I fix runs. Who pays."
  • (Chief Gillespie) "Police."
  • (Chief Gillespie) "Well, you know where to find me."
  • (Khalil Bezaleel) "What you doin' here, man."
  • (Sidney Poitier) "Policeman."
  • (Khalil Bezaleel) "You're a policeman here in Sparta."
  • (Sidney Poitier) "They've got a murder they don't know what to do with. They need a whipping boy."
  • (Khalil Bezaleel) "You got a roof."
  • (Sidney Poitier) "No. I'll find a Motel."
  • (Khalil Bezaleel) "Viola -- We got company."

Sidney Poitier as Tibbs

  • (Sidney Poitier) "You're making a big mistake."
  • (Chief Gillespie) "Don't you bet against it."
  • (Chief Gillespie) "You take care, y'hear?"
  • (Sidney Poitier) "Yeah."
  • (Sidney Poitier) "Now listen, hear me good mama. Please. Don't make me have to send you to jail -- There's white time in jail and there's colored time in jail. The worst kind of time you can do is colored time."
  • (Chief Gillespie) "We have the motive which is money, and the body which is dead."
  • (Sidney Poitier) "Sam didn't kill Colbert."
  • (Chief Gillespie) "What makes you so sure?"
  • (Sidney Poitier) "Because Colbert was killed HERE, driven back to town in his own car and dumped on the street. Sam couldn't have driven two cars."

Larry Gates as Eric Endicott

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Scott Wilson as Harvey Oberst

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