Mississippi Burning

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  • R
Fictionalized account of two FBI agents investigating the disappearance of three civil rights activists in 1964 Mississippi. Makes the agency seem more benevolent than it really was, but an exciting well-acted film, nevertheless!
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Fictionalized account of two FBI agents investigating the disappearance of three civil rights activists in 1964 Mississippi. Makes the agency seem more benevolent than it really was, but an exciting well-acted film, nevertheless!

Original Release

12/09/1988

US Release

12/09/1988

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Cast

Brad Dourif Deputy Pell / Deputy Clinton Pell
Frances McDormand Mrs. Pell
Gailard Sartain Sheriff Stuckey / Sheriff Ray Stuckey
Gene Hackman Anderson / Agent Rupert Anderson
R. Lee Ermey Mayor Tilman
Willem Dafoe Ward / Agent Alan Ward
Stephen Tobolowsky Townley / Clayton Townley
Michael Rooker Frank Bailey
Pruitt Taylor Vince Lester Cowens
Badja Djola Agent Monk
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Alan Parker

Writers

Chris Gerolmo

Cast

Brad Dourif Deputy Pell / Deputy Clinton Pell
Frances McDormand Mrs. Pell
Gailard Sartain Sheriff Stuckey / Sheriff Ray Stuckey
Gene Hackman Anderson / Agent Rupert Anderson
R. Lee Ermey Mayor Tilman
Willem Dafoe Ward / Agent Alan Ward
Stephen Tobolowsky Townley / Clayton Townley
Michael Rooker Frank Bailey
Pruitt Taylor Vince Lester Cowens
Badja Djola Agent Monk
Kevin Dunn Agent Bird
Frankie Faison Eulogist
Tom Mason Judge
Geoffrey Nauffts Goatee
Rick Zieff Passenger
Tobin Bell Agent Stokes
Marc Clement Floyd Swilley
Stephen Bridgewater Wesley Cooke
Bob Penny Curtis Foy
Park Overall Connie

Producers

Editors

Gerry Hambling

1989OscarBest Picture Nominated
1989OscarBest Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1989OscarBest Actress in a Supporting Role Nominated
1989OscarBest Director Nominated
1989OscarBest Cinematography Won
1989OscarBest Sound Nominated
1989OscarBest Film Editing Nominated
1989Golden GlobeBest Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1989Golden GlobeBest Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1989Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1989Golden GlobeBest Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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