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Mississippi Burning
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3 Stars
Mississippi Burning Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: With Jessica
Rating: R Year: 1988 Category: Drama
Director: Alan Parker Time: 128:00:00 min. Writer: Chris Gerelmo

Reviews
Mine: Powerful and very well done.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Two FBI agents--one a tight-jawed, by-the-book type, the other an experienced Southern lawman who knows how to handle people--head the government investigation into the disappearance of three civil rights workers in Mississippi during the summer of 1964. Vivid recreation of the period and setting helps carry a less-than-perfect script (inspired by real-life events); Hackman gives a dynamic performance as the former small-town sheriff who figures out how to crack the case. Peter Biziou's cinematography won an Oscar.
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Cast
Gene Hackman Gene Hackman as:
Anderson
Willem Dafoe Willem Dafoe as:
Ward
Frances McDormand Frances McDormand as:
Mrs. Pell
Brad Dourif as:
Deputy Pell
R. Lee Ermey as:
Mayor Tilamn
Gailard Sartain as:
Seriff Stuckey
Michael Rooker Michael Rooker as:
Frank Bailey
Kevin Dunn Kevin Dunn as:
Agent Bird
Frankie Faison Frankie Faison as:
Eulogist
Stephen Tobolowsky Stephen Tobolowsky as:
Clayton Townley