In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
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Accused 

Bubba and Virgil bond as friends and coworkers when Bubba is accused of rape by two different women.

Director:

Chuck Bowman

Writers:

James Lee Barrett (developer), James L. Novack (as James Novack) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carroll O'Connor ... Chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie
Howard E. Rollins Jr. ... Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs (as Howard Rollins)
Alan Autry ... Sgt. V. L. 'Bubba' Skinner
Anne-Marie Johnson ... Althea Tibbs
Lois Nettleton ... Joanne St. John
David Hart ... Officer Parker Williams
Geoffrey Thorne ... Officer Wilson Sweet
Hugh O'Connor ... Cpl. Lonnie Jamison
Christopher Allport ... D.A. Dutton
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Audrey Moore
Ernest Dixon Ernest Dixon ... Tim Sherman
Bob Hannah ... Miles Bledsoe
Jill Jane Clements ... Frances Watkins
Emily Woodward Emily Woodward ... Laney
Dianne Butler Dianne Butler ... Charlene
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Storyline

Bubba is accused in the attempted rape of a Black woman in the parking lot of a local bar. This causes tension not only in the Black community, but in the police department as well. Things escalate as a white woman who Bubba knew from high school accuses him of rape as well. Eventually, Bubba asks Virgil for help and not only does Virgil believe him, but the two finally begin to bond and now the two former adversaries work together to not only clear Bubba, but to find the real rapist before he strikes again. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Certificate:

TV-PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Georgia, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

D.A. Dutton: The black community will not accept anything less.
Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs: Mister Dutton, I didn't realize you had become such an expert on the black community.
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