Mississippi Burning

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Released 1988

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Mississippi Burning

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Director:
Alan Parker
Released:
1988
Rating:
R

Two FBI agents face racism while investigating the disappearance of three civil rights activists in 1964 Mississippi.

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Apart from its pure entertainment value - this is the best American crime movie in years - it is an important statement about a time and a condition that should not be forgotten. T...

  • 80

    Variety

    Though its credibility is undermined by a fanciful ending, Mississippi Burning captures much of the truth in its telling of the impact of a 1964 FBI probe into the murders of three...

  • 63

    San Francisco Chronicle

    Parker recreates the hate-and-fear-filled atmosphere in that small Southern town with broad brush strokes. But in the end, all of his spectacular fires send out a lot more heat tha...

Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky

Clayton Townley

Gene Hackman

Gene Hackman

Agent Rupert Anderson

Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe

Agent Alan Ward

Brad Dourif

Brad Dourif

Deputy Clinton Pell

R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey

Mayor Tilman

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Categories

Drama, Suspense

Themes

Crime, Thrillers, 80s