Mississippi Burning

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Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his former Sheriff partner.

Director: Alan Parker
Writer: Chris Gerolmo
Production: Orion Pictures Corporation
Year: 1988
MetaScore: 65/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 27 Jan 1989
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 24 nominations.

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Anderson - Gene Hackman
Mrs. Pell - Frances McDormand
Deputy Pell - Brad Dourif
Mayor Tilman - R. Lee Ermey
Sheriff Stuckey - Gailard Sartain
Frank Bailey - Michael Rooker
Lester Cowens - Pruitt Taylor Vince
Agent Monk - Badja Djola
Agent Bird - Kevin Dunn
Eulogist - Frankie Faison
Judge (as Tom Mason) - Thomas B. Mason
Passenger - Rick Zieff
Black Passenger - Christopher White
Hattie - Gladys Greer
Waitress - Dianne Lancaster
Floyd Swilley - Marc Clement
Earl Cooke - Larry Shuler
Wesley Cooke (as Stephen Wesley Bridgewater) - Stephen Bridgewater
Curtis Foy - Bob Penny
Connie - Park Overall
Beauty Parlor Woman 1 - Georgia F. Wise
Beauty Parlor Woman 2 - Lois Allen
Choctaw Man - Barry Davis Jim Sr.
Television Commentator - Dan Desmond
Aaron Williams - Darius McCrary
Vertis Williams - Lou Walker
Mrs. Williams - Billie Jean Young
Church Soloist - Alisa R. Patrick
Church Soloist - Barbara Gibson
Pell Maid - Pat Funderburk
Interviewee - Dawn Boyd
Interviewee - Dwight Boyd
Interviewee - Linda Fuller
Interviewee - George Isbell
Interviewee - Ethel L. Mayes
Interviewee - James Arnold Mayes
Farmer - George Mason
Interviewer & Reporter - Charles Franzen
SNCC Interviewer - Harry Franklin
SNCC Interviewee - Virginia Bennett
SNCC Interviewee - James Lloyd
Pecan Vendor - Jesse Merle Speaks
Obie Walker - Simeon Teague
Mrs. Walker - Tonea Stewart
Doctor (as Rev. Harry Quick) - Harry Quick
Lawyer - Zeke Davidson
Reporter - Frederick Zollo
Neighbor Woman - Judy Sasser
Fire Bomber - Mark Jeffrey Miller
Fire Bomber - Ed Geldart
Fire Bomber - Mert Hatfield
Fire Bomber - James Eric
Trooper - Paul Savelis
T.V. Commentator #2 - John P. Fertitta
Reporter #3 - Ron De Roxtra
Reporter #4 - Doug Jackson
Reporter #5 - Gary Moody
Reporter #6 - Robert Erickson
Reporter #7 - John Brook
Agent Stokes - Tobin Bell
Agent MacMillan - Daniel Chapman
Agent Brodsky - Rick Washburn
Agent Nash (as Bob Glaudini) - Robert Glaudini
Agent Reilly (as Kenneth Magee) - Ken Magee
Agent Tubbs (as E.A. Thrall) - Everett Thrall
Grieving Mother - Bernice Poindexter
Mrs. Cowens - Brenda Dunlap
Gospel Singer - Lannie Spann McBride
Baseball Announcer (voice) - Jack Buck
Deputy Sheriff - Major Combs
Pedestrian on the Square - Betty Lucille DeJournette
Local #1 - Paul Henderson
Angry Reporter on Bridge - W. Mitchell Morgan
Peckerwood - Ralph Pruitt Vaughn