MISSISSIPPI BURNING (1988 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.9|5.0 Starsìììì

Mississippi Burning—classic movie, difficult watch—becomes a do not fail to watch film. The movie educates by holding up a mirror that takes a great deal of courage to look in and inspect. It’s the perfect educational tool for the study of discrimination. This movie is based on real life events.

Storyline

FBI agents investigate the disappearance of 3 Mississippi civil rights activists.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Alan Parker for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Robert F. Colesberry and Frederick Zollo for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Anderson (Gene Hackman), Ward (Willem Dafoe), Mrs. Pell (Frances McDormand), Deputy Pell (Brad Dourif), Mayor Tilman (R. Lee Ermey), Sheriff Stuckey (Gailard Sartain), Townley (Stephen Tobolowsky), Frank Bailey (Michael Rooker), Lester Cowens (Pruitt Taylor Vince), and Agent Monk (Badia Djola).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Thought provoking, difficult watch (due to hitting audience with multiple killing and brutal beatings, one right after the other) drives home its points on discrimination like steel nails on soft pine. Great work for Director Alan Parker.

Ben Meyers

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