In the Heat of the Night

Factual error: In the scene where the escaped prisoner climbs onto the bridge, he's still in Mississippi. The road sign reads "Arkansas 49."

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Continuity mistake: Gillespie does a fairly lengthy audible rewind of the killer's taped confession, but only his last two sentences ("That's all. I didn't mean to kill him") are heard when the tape is immediately played back.

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Trivia: Norman Jewison asked Rod Steiger to chew gum when playing the role of Gillespie. Steiger resisted at first but then grew to love the idea, and went through 263 packs of gum during the shooting of the film.

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Question: If Ralph has robbed the victim, how come Harvey can also steal his money?

Answer: He didn't. After Ralph killed Mr. Colbert, he stole his wallet. He took the money and threw it away. Harvey found the empty wallet, and that's why the police charged him with murder.

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