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Mississippi Burning (1988)

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Gene Hackman Gene Hackman
Anderson
Frances McDormand Frances McDormand
Mrs. Pell
Brad Dourif Brad Dourif
Deputy Clinton Pell
R. Lee Ermey R. Lee Ermey
Mayor Tilman
Gailard Sartain Gailard Sartain
Sheriff Ray Stuckey
Stephen Tobolowsky Stephen Tobolowsky
Clayton Townley
Michael Rooker Michael Rooker
Frank Bailey


Written by
Chris Gerolmo Chris Gerolmo
(written by)


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A good movie

5 years, 4 months ago at Jan 15 10:19
I already saw this movie but since it was since such a long time ago, I was quite eager to check it out again, especially since it has such a stellar reputation. Well, I’m glad I checked it out again because I didn’t remember much about it. Still, even though I really liked the damned thing, I’m not so sure if I would really consider it a masterpiece though. First of all, this movie has been... read more
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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.
Release date: 27 January 1989
UPC: 014381408126
Tags: Drama (17), Thriller (12), Crime (10), Murder (8), Racism (8), 1980s (8), 1988 (7), Police (5), Human Rights (5), Ku Klux Klan (5), Usa (4), Suicide (4), Fbi (4), Race Relations (4), Mystery (3), Fire (3), Based On True Story (3), Disturbing (3), Mississippi (3), Threat (3)
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