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In the Heat of the Night

1988-1995 Drama

The Police Force of the fictional, southern small town of Sparta, Mississippi is plagued by departmental politics, corruption and racism; but when Philadelphia detective Virgil Tibbs visits his home town for his mother’s funeral, he is persuaded to stay on and work for Sparta’s small police force in order to further the performance of the department as he works with the crusty Chief of Police Bill Gillespie in an attempt to bring better days for Sparta’s police and residents whilst trying to overcome its infamous reputation.

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