They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!
- "Mr. Tibbs" redirects here. For the fictional butler, see the article on The BFG.
|They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Gordon Douglas|
|Produced by||Herbert Hirschman|
|Written by||Alan Trustman
James R. Webb
|Music by||Quincy Jones|
|Cinematography||Gerald Perry Finnerman|
|Editing by||Bud Molin|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Running time||108 min.|
|Box office||$2,350,000 (US/ Canada rentals)|
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! is a 1970 film, a sequel to In the Heat of the Night. Sidney Poitier reprised his role of police detective Virgil Tibbs, though in this sequel, Tibbs is working for the San Francisco Police rather than the Philadelphia Police (as in the original film) or the Pasadena Police (as in the novels).
The plot involves Tibbs' investigation of the murder of a prostitute, of which a liberal street preacher and political organizer, played by Martin Landau, is accused.
- Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs
- Martin Landau as Logan Sharpe
- Barbara McNair as Valerie Tibbs
- Anthony Zerbe as Rice Weedon
- Edward Asner as Woody Garfield
- Jeff Corey as Captain Marden
- Norma Crane as Marge Garfield
- Juano Hernandez as Mealie Williamson
- David Sheiner as Lieutenant Kenner
- Beverly Todd as Puff
- Ted Gehring as Sergeant Deutsch
- Linda Towne as Joy Sturges
- Garry Walberg as Medical Examiner
- George Spell as Andy Tibbs
- Wanda Spell as Ginger Tibbs
Quincy Jones wrote the score, as he did with In the Heat of the Night, although the tone of the music in both is markedly different. The previous film, owing to its setting, had a country and bluesy sound, whereas his work for this film was in the funk milieu that would become Jones' trademark in the early 1970s.
The film's title was taken from Virgil's line in In the Heat of the Night.
The film was the last appearance of veteran actor Juano Hernández, who died in July 1970, a few days after the film premiered.
Released in 1970, the film did not attract the same response as In the Heat of the Night.
The film has a 60% rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of June 2009.
- "Big Rental Films of 1970", Variety, 6 January 1971 p 11
- They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Movie Reviews, Pictures - Rotten Tomatoes
- They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! at the Internet Movie Database
- They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! at AllRovi
- They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! at the TCM Movie Database
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