What Happens When You Combine A Racist And A Strong Black Man? A Stunning Moment, That's What.

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 bigotry. 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.