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Murder in Mississippi (1990)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 5 February 1990
In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists.

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Asesinato en Mississippi  »

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In a 2009 interview with the Houston, Texas, magazine "OutSmart," Tom Hulce said that while they were shooting this movie outside of Atlanta, Georgia, there was a call for extras to appear in a Ku Klux Klan rally scene, and some of the potential extras brought their own personal Klan outfits. Hulce called that "a little tense". See more »

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Version of Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (1975) See more »

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An overlooked gem that should be on video
10 May 2001 | by (Deering NH USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is set in Mississippi in 1963 at the height of the civil rights movement. What did the civil rights workers from up North face when they went South for registration drives and other civil rights work? What kind of people were they? This gem of a movie tells the story of three civil rights workers, two from up North, who paid the ultimate price for their dedication. This movie is beautifully written and acted. It is based on a true story and was developed from a story written by Ben Stein. Since this site uses a 10 point rating system, I rate this movie a 10. I am a movie lover and this movie is on my top 25 list.

This movie should be out in video!

Mike Porter


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