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Mississippi Burning (1988)

Director:
Alan Parker
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Drama/Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Mississippi i flammer
RUNNING TIME
128 minutes
Producer:
Robert F. Colesberry
Frederick Zollo
Screenwriter:
Chris Gerolmo


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Agent Rupert Anderson Gene Hackman
Agant Alan Ward Willem Dafoe
Mrs. Pell Frances McDormand
Deputy Clinton Bell Brad Dourif
Mayor Tilman R. Lee Ermey
Sheriff Ray Stuckey Gailard Sartain
Clayton Townley Stephen Tobolowsky
Frank Bailey Michael Rooker
Lester Cowans Pruitt Taylor Vince
Agent Monk Badja Djola
Agent Bird Kevin Dunn

 

Review

Directed by Alan Parker, a man whose knack for propaganda would make even Leni Riefenstahl impressed, Mississippi Burning is a powerful, emotionally stirring and industriously conducted movie about segregational uproar and the disappearance of three civil rights activists in 1960s Mississippi. The film is both a tad too far-fetched and has got near caricatured characters, but the power of the direction and the drama of its crucial scenes accompanied by a fantastic Gene Hackman performance (possibly the last in that respect) make it both a highly enjoyable and extremely effective film.

Copyright 23.11.2005 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang [HAVE YOUR SAY]