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Murder in Mississippi (1990)

Not Rated | | Crime, 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mickey Schwerner
... Rita Schwerner
... James Chaney
... Fannie Lee Chaney
... Dennis
... Hatchet-Faced Man
... Sue
... Deputy Winter
... Hollis Watkins
... Andrew Goodman
... Matt Suarez
... Ben Jr.
J. Don Ferguson
... Lyle (as Walt Goggins)
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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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I really enjoyed it. This is a wonderful movie and I like to watch it before I watch "Mississippi Burning," although I think this is the better of the two movies. I have been reading up on these murders and the only thing I noticed that was off, was that the film created a friction between Mickey & James that never existed.


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