In the Heat of the Night (1967)

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In the Heat of the Night (1967)

In the Heat of the Night is the 1967 crime thriller directed by Norman Jewison and stars Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs, a respected Philadelphia PD homicide detective who happens to be an African-American and who butts heads with Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger), the local police chief of Sparta, Mississippi over the murder of wealthy businessman. Based on a 1965 John Ball novel, the film received Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor (for Steiger) and would produce two film sequels as well as a television adaptation that starred Carroll O'Connor.


The following weapons were used in the film In the Heat of the Night:

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Handguns

Smith & Wesson Model 20

The Smith & Wesson Model 20 is the sidearm carried by most of the officers of the Sparta police department including Chief Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger) and Sgt. Sam Wood (Warren Oates). A nickel-plated version is held by Ralph Henshaw (Anthony James) and then Det. Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier).

Smith & Wesson Model 20 - .38/44
Sam Wood (Warren Oates) pulls his S&W as he checks out Tibbs' identification.
Chief Bill Gillespie (Rod Steiger) has a S&W in a crossdraw holster as he talks with Det. Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier).
A nickel S&W is pointed at Tibbs.
Another view of the S&W.
Tibbs holding the S&W.

Shotguns

12 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Mr. Purdy (James Patterson) carries a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun when confronting Tibbs.

J. Stevens & Company 1878 - 12 Gauge.
Mr. Purdy (James Patterson) carries a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun when confronting Tibbs.

Remington 870

In his office, Chief Gillespie also keeps a rack of Remington 870s and Double Barreled Shotguns.

Remington 870 - 12 Gauge
In his office, Chief Gillespie also keeps a rack of Remington 870s and Double Barreled Shotguns.



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