They Call Me Mister Tibbs!

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  • R
  • 1970
  • 1 hr 48 min
  • 6.0  (4,363)

"They Call Me Mister Tibbs!" is a crime drama film released in 1970, directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Sidney Poitier in the lead role of Virgil Tibbs. The movie is a sequel to the 1967 film "In the Heat of the Night," which also starred Poitier as Tibbs. Set in San Francisco, the film opens with a wealthy and powerful business executive named Logan Sharpe (played by Martin Landau) being murdered in his office. The police quickly arrest a young Black man named Topper (Wally Taylor), who is found near the scene of the crime with a gun in his pocket. However, Tibbs, who is passing through the city on his way to a new job as a police chief in a different town, is called in to investigate the case and soon realizes that Topper is innocent.

As Tibbs delves deeper into the case, he uncovers a complex web of secrets and lies involving Sharpe's family, his business associates, and his mistress (played by Barbara McNair). The investigation takes him from the streets of San Francisco to the wealthy suburbs and beyond, as he races against time to solve the murder and bring the true killer to justice.

Along the way, Tibbs faces a number of challenges and obstacles, both from the suspects he is investigating and from his own colleagues in the police department. He also confronts issues related to race and racism, as he navigates a predominantly white law enforcement system as a Black man.

As the investigation unfolds, Tibbs slowly begins to piece together the truth about Sharpe's murder, and ultimately reveals a shocking twist that no one could have anticipated.

Throughout the film, Poitier delivers a powerful and nuanced performance as Tibbs, portraying the character's intelligence, toughness, and determination as well as his vulnerability and sensitivity. Landau also gives a standout performance as Sharpe, bringing depth and complexity to the character's shady dealings and troubled relationships.

"They Call Me Mister Tibbs!" is a gripping crime drama that explores important social issues and features unforgettable performances from its talented cast. It is a must-see for fans of Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, and classic Hollywood cinema.

They Call Me Mister Tibbs! is a 1970 mystery with a runtime of 1 hour and 48 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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  • Release Date
    1970
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 48 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (4,363)