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Mississippi Burning

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.

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Released: Jan 27th, 1989
Budget: $15,000,000.00
Revenue: $34,604,000.00

Mississippi Burning Main Cast

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Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
plays Agent Rupert Anderson
Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
plays Agent Alan Ward
Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
plays Mrs. Pell
Brad Dourif
Brad Dourif
plays Deputy Clinton Pell
R. Lee Ermey
R. Lee Ermey
plays Mayor Tilman
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • A Klansman in a red car with tall fins and white roof throws a victim out the door in the town square. The car is a 1961 DeSoto, the very last edition of the historic make. In fall 1960, Chrysler made about 3000 DeSotos before they discontinued the line.
  • The film is inspired by the murder of voting rights activists J. E. Chaney, Mickey Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman.
  • Movie Goof (revealing mistake): When Rupert and Ward are in the motel room and the shotgun blast occurs, the mirror on the wall cracks a split second before the window and blinds shatter.
  • The film was very controversial when it was released. Though fictional, the movie was clearly based on an actual case. Many people felt that too many facts from the real-life case were distorted or left out.
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