Mississippi Burning Movie Review 1988

Information and Film Reviews for Mississippi Burning the Movie

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Hard-edged social drama centers around the civil rights movement in Mississippi in 1964. When three activists turn up missing, FBI agents Anderson (Hackman) and Ward (Dafoe) are sent to head up the investigation. Unfortunately, this is another example of a "serious" film about racial conflict in which white characters predominate and blacks provide background.


Orion Home Video, MGM, 2500 Broadway, 3515, Santa Monica, CA 90404-3036, Phone: (310)449-3000, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 127 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Civil Rights, American South, FBI, Cuttin' Heads, African America
Chris Gerolmo
Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif, R. Lee Ermey, Gailard Sartain, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Rooker, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Badja (Medu) Djola, Kevin Dunn, Frankie Faison, Tom Mason, Park Overall
Peter Biziou
Alan Parker
Trevor Jones
Orion Pictures, Frederick Zollo


Oscars 1988: Cinematog.; Berlin Intl. Film Fest. 1988: Actor (Hackman); Natl. Bd. of Review 1988: Actor (Hackman), Director (Parker), Support. Actress (McDormand).

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