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Mississippi Burning w/ Black History Faceplate
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 1988
DVD
Mississippi Burning
List price: $9.98
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  • Rated: R
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 1988
Audio
English Dolby Surround, French Dolby Surround, Spanish Mono

Synopsis

Starring two-time Oscar® winner* Gene Hackman and Academy Award® nominee** Willem Dafoe, Mississippi Burning ranks as one of the most potent and insightful views of racial turmoil yet produced (Variety). Nominated*** for six Oscars® and winner of an Academy Award® for Best Cinematography, this emotionally charged film vividly captures acrucial chapter in American history (Time)! As three civil rights activists drive down a desolate stretch of highway, headlights ominously draw near. Telling each other to stay calm, they have no way of knowing that in minutes they will disappear into the night and spark one of the most explosive murder investigations in history. Enter straight-laced Ward (Dafoe) and deceptively easy-going Anderson (Hackman). Can these two philosophically opposed FBI agents overcome their differences and uncover the chilling mystery of a small Ku Klux Klan-ridden community before an entire town is torn apart by racism?

Cast & Crew

Gene Hackman ... Rupert Anderson
Willem Dafoe ... Alan Ward
Frances McDormand ... Mrs. Pell
Brad Dourif ... Deputy Pell
R. Lee Ermey ... Mayor Tilman
Gailard Sartain ... Sheriff Stuckey
Stephen Tobolowsky ... Townley

Reviews

Variety Staff Variety | June 17, 2008

Parker pushes the picture along at a fervent clip, with the character scenes back-to-back with chases or violence.

Derek Adams Time Out | June 24, 2006

For once, Parker directs without depending on flashy visual tropes.

Desson Thomson Washington Post | January 01, 2000

"Mississippi Burning" speeds down the complicated, painful path of civil rights in search of a good thriller.

Rita Kempley Washington Post | January 01, 2000

"Mississippi Burning" surveys the geography of racism, sheds light on the dark night of the soul.

Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times | January 01, 2000

"Mississippi Burning" feels like a movie made from the inside out, a movie that knows the ways and people of its small Southern city so intimately that, having seen it, I know the place I'd go for a cup of coffee and the place I'd steer clear from.

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