Mississippi Burning (1988)

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Avg Rating: 4.6 / 5. Voted: 22

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AKA: Three Lives for Mississippi
Year: 1988
Directed by: Alan Parker
Starring: Gene Hackman (Anderson), Willem Dafoe (Ward), Frances McDormand (Mrs Pell), Brad Dourif (Pell), Michael Rooker (Bailey), R. Lee Ermey (Mayor), Stephen Tobolowsky (Townley)
Country: United States
Language: English (English Subs)
Runtime: 02:06:50
Genres: Racism, Detective, Based on a True Story

Plot – Spoilers:
Mississippi Burning is based on a true incident from 1960s United States – three civil rights activists down in Mississippi to register black Americans for voting rights, are pursued on the highway before disappearing. The Klan is believed to be involved and a couple of FBI agents, Ward and Anderson, are sent in to investigate the missing men.

Anderson is a former Sheriff with experience in ground realities, while Ward, his superior, is a stickler for bureau protocol and bookish in his methods. This contrast adds drama to the investigation as the two soon have to deal with hostile local cops, Klan sympathizers, and a reticent black community unwilling to cooperate.

A classic on the topic.

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Bleeding(see)
Bleeding(see)
April 30, 2019 11:58 am

Damn good…and a classic

Heidi Attwood
Heidi Attwood
December 10, 2019 4:58 am

Excellent movie and great acting.

Johannes Johansen
Johannes Johansen
August 18, 2020 12:55 pm

Welcome to the USA

David
David
October 10, 2020 1:02 pm

I have seen this movie countless times, an absolute classic – Gene Hackman at the top of his game for sure. If you have not seen it yet, do yourself a favour and check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

Fuck, this site just gets better and better.

Sundance Kid
Sundance Kid
October 31, 2020 8:34 am

Superb acting. One of my all time favs

pain
pain
December 29, 2020 4:12 am

Another classic! Thanks EUM 10/10

ThenewCreatorYT
ThenewCreatorYT
January 26, 2022 5:55 am

HAHAH the scene were two FBI agents fight is priceless look at the kennedys one face when he pulls a gun on anderson after being slapped with all five fingers XD But really this whole movie I am trying to figure out which FBI agent is better and after seeing that anderson the wanna be austin powers old dude has the win forsure XD a FBI agent pulling a gun on his partner XD This was a great movie you wanna kill some time and listen to a good old classic tale well this is one for you! I am suprise the black americans did not fight fire with fire and tried to burn down the main hall after all that then again I guess there smart enough not to burn there own city? Honestly though if I would have to believe this by word I would say “nah no way I bet both sides had places burning down” good thing we got the history!

Eevie
Eevie
January 27, 2022 2:37 am

That was really good. Thanks guys!

OJ not Simpson
OJ not Simpson
March 26, 2022 8:03 am

Niggers, jews, Arabs, Russians, Mexicans……..haven’t they run out of nationalities to hate?

Horny Henry
Horny Henry
Reply to  OJ not Simpson
March 26, 2022 8:59 pm

Fuck niggers, kikes, ragheads, ruskis and wetbacks.