In the Heat of the Night

A white Southern police chief and a black detective put aside racial animosity to solve crimes in a Mississippi hamlet. This tense drama was inspired by the Oscar-winning 1967 film, which was based on John Ball's 1965 novel. Despite the occasional health-related absences of star Carroll O'Connor (Joe Don Baker and Carl Weathers each briefly filled the c (more…)

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Season 3, Episode 22 Citizen Trundel

First Aired: May 8, 1990

Conclusion. Willins (Tony Franciscus) reveals Trundel's motive; and Sweet (Geoffrey Thorne) finds---and Trundel's wife sees---the missing photo. Harriet DeLong: Denise Nicholas. Luft: Tom Key. V.J. Trundel: Jordan Williams.

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  • Premiered: October 28, 1992
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A white Southern police chief and a black detective put aside racial animosity to solve crimes in a Mississippi hamlet. This tense drama was inspired by the Oscar-winning 1967 film, which was based on John Ball's 1965 novel. Despite the occasional health-r… (more)

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