This is a clip from the 1967 movie "In the Heat of the Night." The movie is most famous for the way Philadelphia detective
Virgil Tibbs (played by the illuminating Sidney Poitier) treats the
racist people of Sparta, Miss., with a strong hand in the face of
This scene, where he confronts plantation owner Eric Endicott
(played by Larry Gates) with a taste of his own medicine, actually made
people gasp in the theater when it came out. To be honest, I'm pretty
sure it'll make you gasp (in a good way) too.