The Organization

the-organization Rating: 6/10 (1,225 votes)
Director: Don Medford
Writer: James R. Webb / John Ball
Stars: Sidney Poitier / Barbara McNair / Gerald S. O'Loughlin…
Duration: 106 min
Genre: Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller
Released: 30 Dec 1971 (UK)
Plot: After a group of young revolutionaries break into a corporation's headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance. Though sympathetic to their cause, the straight-arrow Tibbs refuses to consider it because they broke the law, but when the group is then accused of a murder it didn't commit, Tibbs finally joins them in order to ferret out the identity of the real killer, while keeping his now rogue undercover investigation a secret from his SFPD superiors. Written by Marty McKee