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They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Details


Sidney Poitier reprises his role as Virgil Tibbs in this crime drama, a story unrelated to that of the earlier film In the Heat of the Night. Once again, he is a veteran homicide detective and is currently investigating the murder of a prostitute. The primary suspect is San Francisco political activist Reverend Logan Sharpe (Martin Landau), the last person seen with the victim. Tibbs and Sharpe are friends, and Tibbs would like to believe the priest is not guilty. Sharpe admits to Tibbs he has slept with the late hooker, and the detective intensifies his focus on his friend, and in one climactic scene, Virgil interrupts a city-council meeting where the priest is campaigning for political reform. On the home front, after dealing with dope peddlers, pimps, murderers and other crooks all day, Virgil returns home to his wife Valeri (Barbara McNair) and his two children, only to be firmly chided for being late for dinner and spending too much time on the job. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


Sidney Poitier
as Virgil Tibbs
Martin Landau
as Rev. Logan Sharpe
Anthony Zerbe
as Rice Weddon
Juano Hernandez
as Mealie
George Spell
as Andrew
Jeff Corey
as Capt. Hank Marden
Beverly Todd
as Puff
Norma Crane
as Marge Garfield
Ed Asner
as Woody Garfield
Linda Towne
as Joy Sturges
Wanda Spell
as Ginger Tibbs
David Sheiner
as Lt. Herbert Kenner
Ted Gehring
as Sgt. Deutsch
Garry Walberg
as Medical Examiner
Ted Gehring
as Sgt. Deutsch
David Sheiner
as Lt. Herbert Kenner


Herbert Hirschman
Walter Mirisch
James R. Webb
Gerald Finnerman
Quincy Jones
Composer (Music Score)
Bud Molin
Addison Hehr
Production Designer
Justus Gibbs
Special Effects
Lynn Stalmaster
Mark Reedall