Mississippi Burning (1988)

Director
Alan Parker

Main cast
Gene Hackman; Willem Dafoe; Frances McDormand; Brad Dourif; R. Lee Ermey

Genres
Thriller, Crime, Drama

Description
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.


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