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Mississippi Burning

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Mississippi Burning is an all-names-changed dramatization of the Ku Klux Klan's murders of three civil rights workers in 1964. Investigating the mysterious disappearances of the three activists are FBI agents [[Performer~P29486~Gene Hackman~genehackman]] (older, wiser) and [[Performer~P16547~Willem Dafoe~willemdafoe]] (younger, idealistic). A Southerner himself, Hackman charms and cajoles his way through the tight-lipped residents of a dusty Mississippi town while Dafoe acts upon the evidence gleaned by...more

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4.0

65 out of 100 Metascore®

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