In the Heat of the Night

Continuity mistake: In the wide angle shot of Chief Gillespie approaching Virgil Tibbs at the train station, there is a dog on the platform, in between Gillepsie and Tibbs. In the next shot, a closer view of Gillespie approaching Tibbs, the dog is gone.

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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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Continuity mistake: Lloyd Purdey is shot by Ralph and is declared dead by one of his friend. In the last shot before the scene changes, you can see the body is breathing.

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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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Visible crew/equipment: In the final scene, a boom mike shadow can be seen on the depot wall as Tibbs and Gillespie say their goodbyes.

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