In the Heat of the Night Quotes

  • Police Chief Bill Gillespie: I got the motive which is money and the body which is dead.


  • Police Chief Bill Gillespie: I got the motive which is money and the body which is dead.


  • Virgil Tibbs: They call me Mister Tibbs!


  • Virgil Tibbs: They call me Mister Tibbs
    Virgil Tibbs: They call me Mister Tibbs.


  • Police Chief Bill Gillespie: Your not going to do nothing. Your just going to stand there and shut up.


  • Police Chief Bill Gillespie: Just once in my life, I'm gonna own my temper. I'm telling you that you're gonna stay here. You're gonna stay here if I have to go inside and call your chief of police and have him remind you of what he told you to do. But I don't think I have to do that, you see? No, because you're so damn smart. You're smarter than any white man. You're just gonna stay here and show us all. You've got such a big head that you could never live with yourself unless you could put us all to shame. You wanna know something, Virgil? I don't think that you could let an opportunity like that pass by.


  • Virgil Tibbs: They call me MISTER Tibbs!


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