Mississippi Burning


2h 5m 1988

Brief Synopsis

FBI agents investigate the murders of civil rights workers in the South.

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Film Details

Also Known As
Arde Mississippi, Mississippi brinner
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Historical
Period
Thriller
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
Orion Pictures
Location
Lafayette, Alabama, USA; Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 5m

Synopsis

In 1964, two mismatched FBI agents investigate the disappearance of Civil Rights workers in a racist town. Their different attitudes track them to a segregated town and learn that not everyone wants the case solved.

Crew

Alexis Alexanian

Production Coordinator

David Appelby

Photography

Steve Arnold

Assistant Art Director

Jere Barrier

Production Assistant

Pat Beaupre

Location Assistant

Jon Bergholz

Other

Peter Biziou

Dp/Cinematographer

Peter Biziou

Director Of Photography

Peter Bloor

Consultant

Carol D Bonnefil

Assistant Director

Michael Boonstra

Production Assistant

Kay Bostic

Casting Associate

Beth Boyd

Location Assistant

Bill Bradford

Construction Coordinator

Sharleen Bright

Scenic Artist

John T Bromell

On-Set Dresser

Chris Bromley

Location Assistant

Aude Bronson-howard

Costume Designer

Judith Lyn Brown

Production Coordinator

Kevin Brune

Transportation

Joseph Burns

Set Production Assistant

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutting

Dick Butler

Stunts

Robert L Cain

On-Set Dresser

Jane Callahan

Other

Jim Carroll

Electrician

Lisa Cauthen

Wardrobe Assistant

Sammy Cauthen

Animal Wrangler

Brad Chelesvig

Other

Joseph Ciraolo

Other

James Cleveland

Song

Robert F Colesberry

Producer

Glenn Cunningham

Assistant Editor

Rick Davis

Transportation Captain

Vicki Dee

Assistant

Roger Dietz

Scenic Artist

Jim Donahue

Best Boy

Tommy Dorsey

Song

Robert Edesa

Camera Operator

Gregg Elam

Stunts

Kirk Elam

Stunts

Jim Erickson

Set Decorator

Cannon Fannin

Production Assistant

Elizabeth Feldbauer

Wardrobe Assistant

James C. Feng

Assistant Art Director

Howard Feuer

Casting

Dan Fisher

Art Assistant

David Craig Forrest

Makeup

Kenneth Freed

Set Production Assistant

Tammy E Freeman

Production Assistant

Margery Z Gabrielson

Other

Chris Gerolmo

Screenplay

Barbara Gibson

Song Performer

Peter Govey

Titles

David Grannis

Sound Editor

Jim Griffin

Production Assistant

Patricia Grivetti

Assistant

Sabrina Guinness

Assistant

Gerry Hambling

Editor

Cynthia Hamilton

Assistant

John Harrington

Construction

Barbara Harris

Adr Voice Casting

Clyde Allen Harrison

Grip

Philip Harrison

Production Designer

Jerry Henery

Foreman

Eliza E Hewitt

Theme Lyrics

Wendell A Bud Hill

Construction

Joseph Hobson

Song

David Howell

Props

Pieter Hubbard

Sound Editor

Paul Hulme

Music

Donald L Humer

Assistant Camera Operator

Michael A. Jackman

Other

Jerry Jackson

Transportation Coordinator

Mahalia Jackson

Song Performer

Trevor Jones

Music

Elsie Julian

Casting Associate

Brenda Kalosh

Assistant Director

Glen Kaufman

Production Assistant

John A. Kelly

Other

Steve Kelso

Stunts

Cheryl Kilbourne-kimpton

Wardrobe Supervisor

Geoffrey Kirkland

Production Designer

Rick Kline

Sound

Bruce Lacey

Sound Editor

Robert Langford

Craft Service

Paul Leblanc

Hair

Robert Leitelt

Grip

Alan Michael Lerner

Stunts

Roger W. Lifsey

Special Effects Assistant

Robert J Litt

Sound

Mayin Lo

Assistant Editor

Jeff Long

Transportation Co-Captain

Dennis J Lootens

Electrician

Lee Lighting Ltd

Lighting

Charles M Lum

Production Assistant

Ellen Lutter

Wardrobe Supervisor

Wilson Lyle

Craft Service

Ian Lynch

Camera Assistant

Willie Mann

Best Boy

Ann F Markel

Location Assistant

John Marston

Apprentice

Roberta Martin

Song

Lannie Spann Mcbride

Song Performer

Lannie Spann Mcbride

Consultant

Sandra Mcbride

Production Assistant

Suzanne Mccabe

Wardrobe Assistant

Craig Mccraw

Location Assistant

Chris Mcguire

Electrician

Danny Michael

Sound

Mike Moad

Dolly Grip

Tom Moore

Production Assistant

Virginia Moore

Production Assistant

Bill Murphy

Special Effects Assistant

Sandy Nelson

Location Manager

Eamonn O'keeffe

Assistant Camera Operator

Richard G Osborn

Assistant Camera Operator

Mike Papadopoulos

Electrician

Alexander Parker

Set Production Assistant

Stan Parks

Special Effects Coordinator

Alisa R Patrick

Song Performer

Les Percy

Key Grip

Bill Phillips

Sound Editor

John Phillips

Sound Editor

Lydia Pilcher

Location Manager

Aldric Porter

Assistant Director

Ingrid Price

Wardrobe Supervisor

Kevin S Quibell

Special Effects Assistant

Gretchen Rau

Set Decorator

Thomas A Razzano

Unit Production Manager

Grant H Reid

Location Assistant

Rosco Reid

Song

Shari Rhodes

Location Casting

Claude Riptoe

Props

Michael Roberts

Camera Operator

David Carl Robinson

Wardrobe

David Carl Robinson

Other

Riley Robinson

Production Assistant

George Robotham

Stunts

John Robotham

Stunt Coordinator

John Robotham

Stunts

Gilly Ruben

Assistant

Angela K Salinas

Art Assistant

Hal Sanders

Sound Editor

Alexandra Schwartz

Assistant

Charles Ivan Seybert

Casting Associate

George Robert Shaw

On-Set Dresser

Tim Short

Construction

Chad Shuttleworth

Transportation

Mike Silver

Consultant

Erica Simpson

Production Assistant

Charles C Smith

Grip

Max Snow

Production Auditor

Robin Squibb

Script Supervisor

Peter Stader

Stunts

Anthony Starbuck

Boom Operator

Annie Laura Stewart

Location Coordinator

Ronald Stone

Property Master

Juliet Taylor

Casting

Carl C Thomas

Art Department

Jack R Thomas

Grip

Michael Trim

Gaffer

Elliot Tyson

Sound

Ramona Ward

Wardrobe Assistant

Kim Washington

Stunts

Richard Washington

Stunts

Kitty Wells

Song Performer

Richard Rucks Wilkinson

Electrician

John Willett

Art Director

Vesta Williams

Song Performer

Dwain F Wilson

On-Set Dresser

Emily D Wilson

Music

Gay Thomas Wilson

Production Assistant

Jimmy Work

Song

Elyn Wright

Casting Associate

Margaret Yule

Wardrobe Supervisor

Fred Zollo

Producer

Photo Collections

Mississippi Burning - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Orion's Mississippi Burning (1988), starring Gene Hackman and Willem Dafoe. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.

Film Details

Also Known As
Arde Mississippi, Mississippi brinner
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Historical
Period
Thriller
Release Date
1988
Distribution Company
Orion Pictures
Location
Lafayette, Alabama, USA; Jackson, Mississippi, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 5m

Award Wins

Best Cinematography

1988

Award Nominations

Best Actor

1988
Gene Hackman

Best Director

1988

Best Editing

1988
Gerry Hambling

Best Picture

1988

Best Sound

1988

Best Supporting Actress

1988
Frances Mcdormand

Articles

Mississippi Burning


FBI agents investigate the murders of civil rights workers in the South.

Producers: Robert F. Colesberry, Frederick Zollo
Director: Alan Parker
Screenplay: Chris Gerolmo
Cinematography: Peter Biziou
Art Direction: John Willett
Music: Trevor Jones
Film Editing: Gerry Hambling
Cast: Gene Hackman (Agent Rupert Anderson), Willem Dafoe (Agent Alan Ward), Frances McDormand (Mrs. Pell), Brad Dourif (Deputy Clinton Pell), R. Lee Ermey (Mayor Tilman), Gailard Sartain (Sheriff Ray Stuckey), Stephen Tobolowsky (Clayton Townley), Michael Rooker (Frank Bailey), Pruitt Taylor Vince (Lester Cowans), Badja Djola (Agent Monk), Kevin Dunn (Agent Bird), Frankie Faison (Eulogist), Tom Mason (Judge), Geoffrey Nauffts (Goatee).
C-138m. Letterboxed.
Mississippi Burning

Mississippi Burning

FBI agents investigate the murders of civil rights workers in the South. Producers: Robert F. Colesberry, Frederick Zollo Director: Alan Parker Screenplay: Chris Gerolmo Cinematography: Peter Biziou Art Direction: John Willett Music: Trevor Jones Film Editing: Gerry Hambling Cast: Gene Hackman (Agent Rupert Anderson), Willem Dafoe (Agent Alan Ward), Frances McDormand (Mrs. Pell), Brad Dourif (Deputy Clinton Pell), R. Lee Ermey (Mayor Tilman), Gailard Sartain (Sheriff Ray Stuckey), Stephen Tobolowsky (Clayton Townley), Michael Rooker (Frank Bailey), Pruitt Taylor Vince (Lester Cowans), Badja Djola (Agent Monk), Kevin Dunn (Agent Bird), Frankie Faison (Eulogist), Tom Mason (Judge), Geoffrey Nauffts (Goatee). C-138m. Letterboxed.

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Miscellaneous Notes

Voted Best Picture of the Year (1988) by the National Board of Review.

Released in United States February 1989

Released in United States July 1989

Released in United States March 1989

Released in United States November 1989

Released in United States on Video July 27, 1989

Released in United States Winter December 9, 1988

Shown at Antwerp International Film Festival March 9-20, 1989.

Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 17 & 18, 1989.

Shown at Moscow International Film Festival (market) July 7-18, 1989.

Shown at Panorama of World Cinema in Sofia, Bulgaria November 20-30, 1989.

Began shooting March 7, 1988.

Released in United States February 1989 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival (in competition) February 17 & 18, 1989.)

Released in United States July 1989 (Shown at Moscow International Film Festival (market) July 7-18, 1989.)

Released in United States on Video July 27, 1989

Released in United States November 1989 (Shown at Panorama of World Cinema in Sofia, Bulgaria November 20-30, 1989.)

Released in United States Winter December 9, 1988

Released in United States March 1989 (Shown at Antwerp International Film Festival March 9-20, 1989.)