Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning (1988)

1964. When America was at war with itself.

  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 1988-12-08
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 1556 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 8min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Alan Parker
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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 partner, a former sheriff.

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  • Gene Hackman

    as Anderson
  • Willem Dafoe

    as Ward
  • Frances McDormand

    as Mrs. Pell
  • Brad Dourif

    as Deputy Pell
  • R. Lee Ermey

    as Mayor Tilman
  • Gailard Sartain

    as Sheriff Stuckey
  • Stephen Tobolowsky

    as Townley
  • Michael Rooker

    as Frank Bailey
  • Pruitt Taylor Vince

    as Lester Cowens
  • Badja Djola

    as Agent Monk
  • Kevin Dunn

    as Agent Bird
  • Frankie Faison

    as Eulogist
  • Thomas B. Mason

    as Judge (as Tom Mason)
  • Geoffrey Nauffts

    as Goatee
  • Rick Zieff

    as Passenger
  • Christopher White

    as Black Passenger
  • Gladys Greer

    as Hattie
  • Jake Gipson

    as Mose
  • Dianne Lancaster

    as Waitress
  • Stanley W. Collins

    as Hollis
  • Daniel Winford

    as Fennis
  • Marc Clement

    as Floyd Swilley
  • Larry Shuler

    as Earl Cooke
  • Stephen Bridgewater

    as Wesley Cooke
  • Bob Penny

    as Curtis Foy
  • James F. Moore

    as Barber
  • Park Overall

    as Connie
  • Georgia F. Wise

    as Beauty Parlor Woman 1
  • Lois Allen

    as Beauty Parlor Woman 2
  • Barry Davis Jim, Sr.

    as Choctaw Man
  • Dan Desmond

    as Television Commentator (voice)
  • Darius McCrary

    as Aaron Williams
  • Lou Walker

    as Vertis Williams
  • Billie Jean Young

    as Mrs. Williams
  • Alisa R. Patrick

    as Church Soloist
  • Barbara Gibson

    as Church Soloist
  • Pat Funderburk

    as Pell Maid
  • Tobin Bell

    as Agent Stokes
  • Mark Jeffrey Miller

    as Fire Bomber
  • John P. Fertitta

    as T.V. Commentator
  • Charles Franzen

    as Interviewer & Reporter
  • Tonea Stewart

    as Mrs. Walker
  • Robert F. Colesberry

    as Cameraman
  • Frederick Zollo

    as Reporter
  • Ron De Roxtra

    as Reporter
  • Doug Jackson

    as Reporter
  • Gary Moody

    as Reporter
  • Robert Erickson

    as Reporter
  • Ed Geldart

    as Fire Bomber
  • Mert Hatfield

    as Fire Bomber
  • James Eric

    as Fire Bomber
  • Daniel Chapman

    as Agent MacMillan
  • Rick Washburn

    as Agent Brodsky
  • Robert Glaudini

    as Agent Nash
  • Ken Magee

    as Agent Reilly
  • Paul Henderson

    as Local #1 (uncredited)
  • Ralph Pruitt Vaughn

    as Peckerwood (uncredited)
  • Jesse Merle Speaks

    as Pecan Vendor
  • Simeon Teague

    as Obie Walker
  • Brenda Dunlap

    as Mrs. Cowens
  • E.A. Thrall

    as Agent Tubbs
  • Kenneth Magee

    as Agent Reilly
Camera Peter Biziou Director of Photography
Directing Alan Parker Director
Writing Chris Gerolmo Screenplay
Sound Trevor Jones Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Ellen Lutter Costume Supervisor
Crew Stan Parks Special Effects Coordinator
Crew John Robotham Stunt Coordinator
Art Jim Erickson Set Decoration
Production Tom Razzano Unit Production Manager
Editing Gerry Hambling Editor
Crew Maida N. Morgan Thanks
Crew David Linck Unit Publicist
Camera Bob Leitelt Grip
Art Geoffrey Kirkland Production Design
Crew Steve Kelso Stunts
Sound Paul Hulme Sound Engineer
Sound Pieter Hubbard Sound Editor
Art John Willett Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up David Forrest Makeup Designer
Directing Robin Squibb Script Supervisor
Lighting Willie Mann Best Boy Electric
Editing Mayin Lo Assistant Editor
Production Robert F. Colesberry Producer
Production Howard Feuer Casting
Costume & Make-Up Aude Bronson-Howard Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Paul LeBlanc Hair Designer
Lighting Dennis J. Lootens Electrician
Production Juliet Taylor Casting
Art Philip Harrison Production Design
Crew Nicholas Paleologos Thanks
Production Frederick Zollo Producer
Costume & Make-Up Helen P. Butler Costume Supervisor
Camera David Appleby Still Photographer
Directing Aldric La'Auli Porter First Assistant Director
Directing Brenda Kalosh Second Assistant Director
Camera Mike Roberts Camera Operator
Sound Danny Michael Sound Recordist
Production Judith Lyn Brown Production Coordinator
Camera Eamonn O'Keeffe First Assistant Camera
Art Ron Stone Property Master
Art Gretchen Rau Assistant Set Decoration
Art David Brace Leadman
Art James C. Feng Assistant Art Director
Art Steve Arnold Assistant Art Director
Art John Bromell Set Dresser
Art Polar Bear Shaw Set Dresser
Sound Anthony Starbuck Boom Operator
Directing Carol D. Bonnefil Second Second Assistant Director
Editing Glenn Cunningham First Assistant Editor
Sound Robert J. Litt Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Elliot Tyson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Rick Kline Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Barbara Harris ADR Voice Casting
Sound Bill Phillips Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Hal Sanders Sound Editor
Sound Bruce Lacey Sound Editor
Sound John Phillips Sound Editor
Sound David Grannis Assistant Sound Editor
Camera Les Percy Key Grip
Camera Mike Moad Dolly Grip
Costume & Make-Up Cynthia L. Hamilton Assistant Costume Designer
Crew Roger Dietz Scenic Artist
Art E.W. Bradford Construction Coordinator
Art Jerry G. Henery Construction Foreman
Crew Jerry Jackson Transportation Coordinator
Crew Rick Davis Transportation Captain
Editing Gary Burritt Negative Cutter
Crew Richard E. Butler Stunts