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Mississippi Burning
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Mississippi Burning 1988

From Amazon: Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe star in this well-intentioned and largely successful civil rights-era thriller. Mississippi Burning, using the real-life 1964 disappearance of three civil rights workers as its inspiration, tells the story of two FBI men (Hackman and Dafoe, entertainingly called "Hoover Boys" by the locals) who come in to try to solve the crime. Hackman is a former small-town Mississippi sheriff himself, while Dafoe is a by-the-numbers young hotshot. Yes, there is some tension between the two. The movie has an interesting fatalism, as all the FBI's best efforts incite more and more violence, which becomes disturbing--the...

Directed By:
No image existsAlan Parker
Written By:
No image existsChris Gerolmo
Gene HackmanGene Hackman
Willem DafoeWillem Dafoe
Frances McDormandFrances McDormand
Brad DourifBrad Dourif
No image existsR. Lee Ermey
No image existsGailard Sartain
No image existsStephen Tobolowsky
Michael RookerMichael Rooker
Pruitt Taylor VincePruitt Taylor Vince
No image existsBadja Djola
No image existsKevin Dunn
Frankie FaisonFrankie Faison
No image existsTom Mason
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Mississippi Burning Movie Review by Terrence (5/11/2007)

"Mississippi Burning" is one of those films that makes you feel tension from the word go. Starring Gene Hackman and William Dafoe has two FBI agents sent to investigate the disappearance of 3 civil rights workers.

The two agents have different views on society and different takes on how to run the investigation and...

(complete Mississippi Burning review by Terrence)

Mississippi Burning Movie Review by Movie Addict (5/11/2007)

We go from the worst of 1988 to the best of 1988. Forget what the Academy Awards said, this was the film to see for the year. It had the best direction (Alan Parker ), the best cinematography (Peter Biziou), the best acting(Gene Hackman and Frances McDormand), the best writing (Chris Gerolmo), and the best music (Trevor...

(complete Mississippi Burning review by Movie Addict)

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