Prepare to be shaken and moved as three young men in the 1960s meet their violent and untimely deaths on a dark Mississippi highway in this powerful and poignant drama. Based on the real-life murder investigation of three civil rights activists and 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. Nominated for six Oscars and winner of the 1988 Academy Awa...
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A fictionalised version of the events surrounding the Ku Klux Klan's murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964, starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe as the FBI agents sent to investigate the case. What they find is a tangled web of intimidation and silence, with no one willing to speak about the events for fear of Klan reprisals. The supporting cast features Brad Dourif as a local lawman and Frances McDormand in an Oscar-nominated performance as his wife.
Three young civil rights activists are murdered in cold blood by the Ku Klux Klan and lie buried in a Mississippi swamp. Two FBI agents are on the killers' trail. A trail which threatens to tear a community of hatred and oppression to pieces, and blow America apart. Based on a true story from the 1960's.