Mississippi Burning (1988)

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128 min.
Plot  In 1964, three civil rights workers who organize a voter registry for minorities in Jessup County Mississippi, go missing. The FBI sends two agents, Rupert Anderson (Hackman) and Alan Ward (Dafoe) to investigate. The pair find it difficult to work in the town, as Sheriff Stuckey (Sartain) and his deputies are linked to a branch of the Ku Klux Klan. The agents cannot find citizens in the local black community who will talk with them, due to their fear of Klan retaliation.

thumb|left|The burning of a cross, similar to scenes depicted in the film.The wife (McDormand) of Deputy Sheriff Clinton Pell (Dourif), reveals to Anderson in a discreet conversation that the missing civil rights trio have been murdered, with their bodies buried in an earthen dam. Sheriff Stuckey deduces her confession to the FBI and informs Sheriff Pell, who beats her in retribution. Anderson and Ward devise a plan to indict members of the Klan for the murders.

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Gene Hackman
Agent Rupert Anderson
Willem Dafoe
Agent Alan Ward
Frances McDormand
Mrs. Pell
Brad Dourif
Deputy Sheriff Clinton Pell
Gailard Sartain
Sheriff Ray Stuckey
R. Lee Ermey
Mayor Tilman
Stephen Tobolowsky
Clayton Townley
Michael Rooker
Frank Bailey
Pruitt Taylor Vince
Lester Cowens
Badja Djola
Agent Monk
Kevin Dunn
Agent Bird
Tobin Bell
Agent Stokes


All Titles

Mississippi Burning
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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