Highest Rated Titles With Howard E. Rollins Jr.


1. The Boy King (1986 TV Movie)

Drama

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Drama focusing on young Martin Luther King Jr.'s early encounters with prejudice and how the love and courage of his family moved him to speak out against segregation and become a leader in... See full synopsis »

Director: Billy J. Parrott | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Candice Afia, Walter Franks, Fred Perron

Votes: 19

2. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Random's Child (1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Bill Gillespie makes peace with his estranged daughter after she comes to Sparta to settle her deceased mother's affairs.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 15

3. Wildside (1985)
Episode: Until the Fat Lady Sings (1985)

Western

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Add a Plot

Director: Harvey S. Laidman | Stars: William Smith, J. Eddie Peck, Howard E. Rollins Jr., John D'Aquino

Votes: 7

4. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: And Justice for Some (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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Virgil's young neighbor is badly injured in a hit-and-run accident caused by a cocky drug trafficker.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 28

5. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Sweet, Sweet Blues (1991)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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A local jazz musician reveals information about the murder of Officer Sweet's grandfather, which reopens the 40-year-old case.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 47

6. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: ...And Then You Die (1988)

TV-PG | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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Althea Tibbs is kidnapped and taken hostage by the prime suspect in a serial murder investigation.

Director: Anthony Wilkinson | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 23

7. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Small War: Part 1 (1992)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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While Sparta's police chief William O. 'Bill' Gillespie celebrates a mis-trial with Harriet DeLong, they worry about her son Eugene Glendon, who is out on probation. He was tricked into ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 18

8. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Trip Upstate (1989)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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Gillespie is asked by a condemned prisoner to be present at his execution.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 33

9. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Fate (1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Racial tensions boil over in Sparta when a married, white woman has an extramarital affair with a black businessman.

Director: Anthony Wilkinson | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 29

10. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Love, Honor and Obey (1992)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Parker's friend takes matters into her own hands when she is fed up with her husband's physical abuse.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 26

11. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Murder Most Ancient (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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A young man stands accused of his abusive father's murder.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 18

12. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Private Sessions (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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When a young woman takes her life by jumping off a bridge, her boyfriend, who is also Virgil's law school classmate, stands accused of her murder.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 20

13. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Final Arrangement (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Wilson Sweet has a hard time believing that his good friend murdered his wife, who had been diagnosed with cancer.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 12

14. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Problem Too Personal (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Harriet Delong's son is implicated in the investigation of an armed robbery committed by her ex-husband.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 13

15. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Pilot: Part 1 (1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Chief Gillespie reluctantly accepts visiting Sparta native Virgil Tibbs as his new Chief of Detectives in the midst of a high-profile murder investigation.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 45

16. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Rape (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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When Althea is raped by a colleague, Gillespie and the Sparta PD must solve the case before a furious Virgil gets revenge on his own.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 30

17. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Brotherly Love: Part 1 (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Virgil Tibbs returns to Philadelphia to investigate his best man's death and uncovers police corruption within his friend's precinct.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 27

18. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Country Mouse, City Mouse (1989)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Bubba's nephew and Virgil's visiting niece become friendly and are chased by a dangerous criminal thought to have died in an explosion.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 21

19. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Indiscretions (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Althea's friend comes to town and becomes attracted to Officer Sweet while she is on the run for murdering her married lover.

Director: Vince Edwards | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 27

20. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Perversions of Justice (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Tempers flare in Sparta when an elementary school teacher is accused of molesting one of his students.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 23

21. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Pilot: Part 2 (1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Gillespie and Tibbs learn to get used to each other's working habits and bond as workers and friends to solve the murder.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 31

22. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Quick Fix (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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While spending his day off fishing, Bubba's dog unearths a dead infant, found to have been born to a mentally challenged teenager.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 15

23. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: The More Things Change (1991)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Cyrus Chambers threatens to sell his business and leave for an extended trip with his wife Irene, to the dismay of his junior partner, Tom Dalton, who is having a torrid affair with Irene. ... See full summary »

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 27

24. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: These Things Take Time (1989)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Tibbs tries to help a teenage mother who was abandoned by her baby's father.

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 13

25. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Trundel's Will Be Done (1992)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The wife of Harriet's sister's lover seeks custody of Harriet's nephew, the product of her late husband's affair.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 23

26. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Woman Much Admired (1991)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Gillespie receives a life altering shock when an old flame comes for a visit and is later murdered.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 28

27. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Bubba's Baby (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Bubba's former acquaintance leaves a baby on his doorstep.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 31

28. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Family Reunion (1992)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A paroled robber returns to Sparta in search of a $750,000 stash.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 27

29. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Flowers from a Lady (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Bubba is first on the scene of a carjacking and first in the heart of the victim, a city council woman with a history of "man problems".

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 16

30. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Hello in There (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A young boy refuses to speak after he witnesses his father's murder.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 34

31. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Prisoners (1988)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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When Officer Sweet's first bust, his best friend from childhood, dies in the Newman County Jail under mysterious circumstances, he presses Gillespie to investigate the matter.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 35

32. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Correct Settling (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Sparta Police investigate the possibility of a prison bishop being forced off the road being racially motivated. Bill Gillespie and Harriet Delong discuss taking their relationship to the next level.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 11

33. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Small War: Part 2 (1992)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Despite his disdain for Bill Gillespie, Harriet's son Eugene helps the Sparta Police bring down the crack house after he is an eyewitness to his best friend's drug-related murder.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 16

34. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Brother's Keeper (1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Luann is furious when her slacker brother returns and is immediately accused of robbing a shady sports bar. Her mother is in denial and insists her son has changed.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 25

35. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: By Means Most Foul (1992)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When a woman plots to kill her husband in order to continue her torrid love affair, things don't go exactly as planned.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 15

36. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Homecoming (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When a paroled man returns to Sparta, the whole town becomes a suspect when the man is murdered.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 14

37. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Night of the Killing (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Gillespie and Tibbs clash over who the guilty party is in the murder of a cab driver, until a local informant provides some vital information.

Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 13

38. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Road Kill (1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Despite compelling evidence, Gillespie refuses to believe that his best friend used another person's playful gunfire to cover up for the murder of his alcoholic wife.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 28

39. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Tear Down the Walls (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A skeleton in the closet of a local pastor surfaces after he mysteriously drops dead during a church service.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 14

40. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: The Hammer and the Glove (1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Virgil's ex-partner, who was also Althea's ex-lover, comes to Sparta for a reunion nobody will forget.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 27

41. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Vengeance (1989)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Bubba Skinner is trailed by the family of a man he killed during an armed robbery attempt.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 20

42. Remember WENN (1996–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Trials and tribulations at Pittsburgh radio station WENN back in the late 1930s, when radio was king.

Stars: Tom Beckett, George Hall, Margaret Hall, Melinda Mullins

Votes: 276

43. Harambee! (1996 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Set during the celebration of Kwanzaa, a recovering drug addict who now counsels drug users, inspires the residents of a Brooklyn housing project to apply the principles of the holiday to combat violence in their neighborhood.

Director: Fracaswell Hyman | Stars: Howard E. Rollins Jr., Carlton Beener, Novella Nelson, Brenda Pressley

Votes: 15

44. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Anniversary (1989)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Chief Gillespie recounts the events surrounding his kidnapping and the killing of his temporary replacement.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 18

45. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Blind Spot: Part 1 (1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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When two local locksmiths uncover a cocaine fencing operation, all evidence points to the personal staff of Virgil Tibbs' former high school rival.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 27

46. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Citizen Trundel: Part 2 (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Through a search of the killer's house, the smoking gun is found to pin the guilty party. Bill Gillespie and Harriet Delong are asked to be godparents to the Tibbs' expectant child.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 25

47. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Crackdown (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Wilson Sweet puts his job on the line when he takes a personal stake in the case of a 13-year-old drug addict.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 38

48. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Discovery (1992)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Virgil enlists the help of Dr. Levi Atwill to help bring Althea out of her funk and return to her teaching job. The murder investigation is complicated when the dead student's ex-girlfriend... See full summary »

Director: Paul Chavez | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 12

49. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Don't Look Back: Part 1 (1988)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A young woman is murdered in the exact same manner to a notorious murder Chief Gillespie investigated 20 years ago and he is threatened as well.

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 23

50. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Fairest of Them All (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Murder takes center stage when the Sparta PD discover that the death of a beauty pageant contestant was no accident.

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 14

51. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Gunshots (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Virgil Tibbs shoots and kills a robbery suspect during a foot pursuit, unaware that it was a girl.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 18

52. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Heart of Gold (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Bubba Skinner rekindles an old romance, then finds himself hurt and confused when she stands accused of murder.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 16

53. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Intruders (1989)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The son of a city councilwoman is accused of a string of robbery/murders.

Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 17

54. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Laid to Waste (1991)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Parker finds himself attracted to the main witness of a murder investigation, a beautiful blind girl who overheard her neighbor's murder.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 32

55. Wildside (1985)

60 min | Western

8.2
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Five weapons specialists/cowboys fight crime in the town of Wildside, CA.

Stars: William Smith, J. Eddie Peck, Howard E. Rollins Jr., John D'Aquino

Votes: 50

56. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Dish Best Served Cold (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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When an embezzler returns to Sparta after serving a prison sentence, quite a few people become suspects when the man is killed.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 21

57. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: An Execution of Trust (1991)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A psychiatrist, bound by her own rule of confidentiality, holds information proving that a man about to be executed for murder may actually be innocent.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 16

58. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Blessings (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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During the Christmas season, a flirtatious newspaper reporter prints an unflattering story about the Sparta Police Department.

Director: David Soul | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 16

59. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Blind Spot: Part 2 (1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Tibbs gets a long overdue dose of self-satisfaction when the Sparta Police close in on the masterminds of the drug trafficking operation.

Director: David Hemmings | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 18

60. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Bounty Hunter (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Bubba's friend is put in danger when a bounty hunter is on the trail of her brother.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 26

61. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Don't Look Back: Part 2 (1988)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Tension is created between Tibbs & Gillespie when Tibbs is nominated to be the new Chief of Police. The party responsible for the murder is found to be surprisingly close.

Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 20

62. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: First Girl (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The Sparta Police Department welcome their first female officer.

Director: Gene Reynolds | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 29

63. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Fool for Love (1992)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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When a doctor's disabled wife discovers his affair with one of his patients, he takes matters into his own hands to correct the situation.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 24

64. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: The Creek (1989)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Virgil is disturbed by the investigation of a battered woman.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 23

65. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Walkout (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Sparta becomes a battleground in the midst of a violent union strike.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 16

66. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Loss of Innocence (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The Sparta Police uncover the shocking living conditions of a high school student, after Althea Tibbs asks them to investigate the residence after the girl's fifth truancy.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 24

67. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: First Deadly Sin (1991)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Althea's colleague is the latest victim of a serial rapist who preys on single, blonde women.

Director: Peter Salim | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 18

68. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Sister, Sister (1989)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Sibling rivalry between two sisters intensifies when their bedridden father dies.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 15

69. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: The Family Secret (1988)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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After a prominent businessman is mysteriously murdered, evidence of incestuous relationships with his daughter and granddaughter are uncovered.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 19

70. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Virgil Tibbs: Attorney at Law (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Virgil Tibbs returns to Sparta with a law degree, news of his failed marriage and a murder suspect to defend.

Director: Charles Mills | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Carl Weathers, Alan Autry, David Hart

Votes: 18

71. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: An Eye for an Eye (1991)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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D.A. Darnell's daughter is kidnapped by the father of a man Darnelle sent to prison, who committed suicide.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 21

72. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: An Occupational Hazard (1992)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Computer thieves provide a man with a window of opportunity to cover up for his wife's violent retaliation against her abusive boss.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 21

73. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Child of Promise (1991)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A promising high school student is determined to encourage his younger brother to make positive choices in his life.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 31

74. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: December Days (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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When Chief Gillespie investigates a death at a nursing home, he receives assistance from another resident there who is a former cop.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 24

75. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Good Cop, Bad Cop (1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Virgil defends Parker Williams when he is accused of police brutality during an arrest involving Parker's ex-fiance.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Carl Weathers, Alan Autry, David Hart

Votes: 23

76. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Lake Winahatchie (1993)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The common-law husband of Lana's mother returns to Sparta and tries to extort money from the land developers, who are eventually driven out of town.

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 22

77. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Lessons Learned (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A father is overcome with guilt when his daughter is killed after he disowned her.

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 25

78. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Missing (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Chief Gillespie returns from a convention, only to be kidnapped and presumed dead.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 24

79. New York Undercover (1994–1999)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Drugs, robbery, corruption, rape, murder. Cops versus criminals. The undercover war has started. Welcome to New York City.

Stars: Malik Yoba, Michael DeLorenzo, Patti D'Arbanville, Luna Lauren Velez

Votes: 1,648

80. Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 84 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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A documentary featuring letters written by U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines during the Vietnam War to their families and friends back home. Archive footage of the war and news ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Couturié | Stars: Tom Berenger, Ellen Burstyn, J. Kenneth Campbell, Richard Chaves

Votes: 1,582

81. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Necessary Evil (1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Gillespie and Tibb's reluctant investigation of a bigamy case becomes absurd with the accused's half dozen wives, and serious when he is found dead in his cell.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 25

82. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A.K.A. Kelly Kay (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Joanne must reveal a painful part of her past to Gillespie after a long lost acquaintance escapes from prison.

Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 27

83. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Sparta Gold (1991)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Bubba stumbles upon a marijuana growing operation, later found to be led by a Sheriff's Office deputy.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 19

84. New York Undercover (1994–1999)
Episode: The Smoking Section (1995)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Add a Plot

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Michael DeLorenzo, Malik Yoba, Patti D'Arbanville, Howard E. Rollins Jr.

Votes: 11

85. American Playhouse (1981– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Anthology series which ran on PBS throughout the 1980s.

Stars: Edward Herrmann, Robert Minkoff, Deanna Dunagan, Sada Thompson

Votes: 159

86. Fridays (1980–1982)

70 min | Comedy, Music

7.8
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Live late-night comedy sketch show similar to "Saturday Night Live."

Stars: Jack Burns, Brandis Kemp, Mark Blankfield, Maryedith Burrell

Votes: 376

87. Roots: The Next Generations (1979)

840 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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The dramatization of Alex Haley's family line from post Civil War America to the writer's search for his roots.

Stars: Debbi Morgan, Dorian Harewood, Paul Koslo, Stan Shaw

Votes: 2,001

88. King (1978)

271 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stretching from his days as a Southern Baptist minister up to his assassination in Memphis in 1968.

Stars: Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Tony Bennett, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 288

89. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Time to Trust (1992)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The stepfather of one of Althea's students is implicated in a drug trafficking investigation.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 13

90. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Accused (1989)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Bubba and Virgil bond as friends and coworkers when Bubba is accused of rape by two different women.

Director: Chuck Bowman | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 20

91. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Brotherly Love: Part 2 (1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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When Gillespie travels to Philadelphia to assist Virgil in his investigation, they are able to bring down the vigilante cops and clear his friend's name. The two return to Sparta just in ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 26

92. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Falsely Accused (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Wilson Sweet's job is put on the line when he is accused of soliciting a bribe from a shady used car salesman.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 17

93. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Shine on Sparta Moon (1991)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A teenage girl is killed and her boyfriend blinded in a car accident caused by spiked moonshine.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 25

94. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: The Littlest Victim (1991)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Lonnie Jamison is saddened to discover that his high school girlfriend is now an impoverished, single mother.

Director: Paul Chavez | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 16

95. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Frenzied Affair (1992)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A troubled high school student murders his ex-girlfriend's lover, then fixes it so her stepfather is blamed for the crime. Althea suffers a nervous breakdown after witnessing the student's suicide.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 21

96. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: A Turning (1991)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Althea is starting to feel the strain of being the wife of one police officer and the daughter of another.

Director: Paul Chavez | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 18

97. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Judgment Day (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A prominent judge's wife threatens to reveal a skeleton in his closet unless he grants her a lucrative divorce.

Director: Larry Hagman | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 19

98. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Citizen Trundel: Part 1 (1990)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Harriet Delong's sister is killed in a murder ordered by her married lover, the wealthiest man in Sparta. Harriet accuses the police department of not properly bringing the mam to justice.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 17

99. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Ruda's Awakening (1991)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When Virgil's estranged aunt is eyewitness to a teenager killed in a botched arrest, her resentment for Virgil clouds her better judgement as to what really happened.

Director: Russ Mayberry | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 18

100. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)
Episode: Sanctuary (1992)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Gillespie & Tibbs, along with the abbot of a local monastery, stand accused of harboring a fugitive who escaped from a chain gang.

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Howard E. Rollins Jr., Alan Autry, Anne-Marie Johnson

Votes: 23