Sidney Poitier plays a Philadelphia policeman who is wrongly accused of murder simply because he is black when he is passing through Sparta, Mississippi. Lucky the mistake is sorted out, but he doesn't escape the assignment of helping the bigoted, local police chief Rod Steiger find the real killer. In one particularly prickly dinner scene in the movie The Butler , the character Cecil Gaines praises the film In the Heat of the Night. Poitier himself might have wondered how much was really changing in the racially divided America when he accepted the role of Virgil Tibbs in the film.
Moderate; When busting into a guy's apartment whom previously meeting in the movie, you see posters in his apartment. One of the naked back and butt of a. The Heat (I) () Jump to: Certification; Sex & Nudity (5); Violence & Gore ( 27); Profanity (4); Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking (5) When busting into a guy's apartment whom previously meeting in the movie, you see posters in his apartment.
To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems. Al Pacino makes an unusual, not to say traffic-stopping entrance in Michael Mann's "Heat," in which he plays a police detective in the grip of strong passions. Pacino is first seen in bed, making heartfelt love to a woman the viewer can't quite see.
Good cop meets mad cop in the action comedy The Heat When ambitious and by-the-book FBI agent Sarah Ashburn Sandra Bullock is assigned to a case that sends her to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord. As the two law enforcers butt heads, they eventually team up to bring down the ruthless drug pusher. Through all the cussing and chaos, Sarah and Mullins inevitably bond and become good friends. The Heat is heavy on the foul language, but it is light on the flesh.