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"In the Heat of the Night" scoops up five Oscars

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Racially-charged drama nabs awards in shadow of tragedy

It was a slap heard around the world – or at least it seemed like it.  

The
blow African-American detective Virgil Tibbs delivers to a wealthy
white man in retaliation for an insulting backhanded smack was just one
of the many dramatic moments in the 1967 film In the Heat of the
Night
.

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