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Mississippi Burning, Movie, 1988 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Mississippi Burning - Die Wurzel des Hasses (Germany)
  • Arde Mississippi (Spain)
  • Mississippi Burning - Le radici dell'odio (Italy)

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stronghold EN

2008-03-25 15:06

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Corkeyandpals US

2014-12-14 10:07

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jpts AU

2015-06-01 09:09

The film was based on the original FBI investigation into disappearance and murders of the three civil-rights workers who were lynched and shot by members of the Mississippi White Knights Of Ku Klux Klan at a secluded intersection of Neshoba County Road 515 (Rock Cut Road) nd Neshoba County Road 284; just outside Philadelphia in Neshoba County, Mississippi on night of the 21st June 1964.

The characters in the film are based on the those who were responsible for the murders and those who involved in the investigation:

Rupert Anderson (portrayed by Gene Hackman) - Based on John Proctor; Alabama-born US Navy veteran and special Agent with the FBI Mississippi Branch based at Meridian, Mississippi had contacts with KKK members, local law enforcements and other residents throughout the Southern States and took part in the investigation of the murders, retired from the FBI in 1978 and started a detective agency, died at a retirement home in Meridian on the 30th May 1999.

Alan Ward (portrayed by Willem Dafoe) - Based on Joseph Sullivan; the former heads of the FBI Texas and Alaska Branches and FBI Major Case Inspector with the FBI Tennessee Branch based at Memphis, Tennessee, was in charge of the investigation in the murders, later involved in the investigations of the assassination of civil rights leader; Martin Luther King .Jr who was in Memphis on the 4th April 1968, the murders of the United Mine Workers labour leader; Joseph Yablonski, Yablonski's wife; Margaret and their 25-year-old daughter; Charlotte at their home in Clarksville, Pennsylvania on the 31st December 1969, the Kent State shootings at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio on the 4th May 1970 and the bombing of the Army Mathematics Research Centre at Sterling Hall on the University of Wisconsin Madison campus in Madison, Wisconsin on the 24th August 1970.

Clayton Townley (portrayed by Stephen Tobolowsky) - Based on Samuel Bowers; the Grand Imperial Wizard of the Mississippi White Knights Branch and local businessman, was involved in the planning to kill the men.

Bowers was later convicted in 1998 for the murder of the president of the NAACP Forrest County Branch; Vernon Dahmer who was burned in a fire bombing attack of his family home and store at Hattiesburg, Mississippi on the night of the 10th January 1966.

He later died in the hospital wing of the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman in Sunflower County, Mississippi on the 5th November 2006.

Sheriff Ray Stuckey (portrayed by Gailard Sartain) - Based on Lawrence Rainey; the Sheriff of Neshoba County, was with relatives 26 miles south of Philadelphia (41km) in Collinsville in neighbouring Lauderdale County on the night of the murders, later suspected of covering the murders up, indicted for his part in the murders on the 15th January 1965 but was later acquitted in 1967.

Following his acquittal, Rainey left the Sheriff Office in 1968 and went through a string of jobs, later died in Kemper County, Mississippi on the 8th November 2002.

Clinton Pell (portrayed by Brad Dourif) - Based on Cecil Price; the Deputy Sheriff of Neshoba County, was the one who stop the missing men's car hours prior to the murders and held the men in the Neshoba County Jail until the Klan was ready and took part in the murders, convicted of violation of the victims' civil rights and sentenced to six years imprisonment in 1968, later released in 1974.

After his release, when onto help former NFL player; Marcus Dupree get his commercial driving license, died from a fall on the 6th May 2001.

Edgar Ray Kelly- Baptist Priest and Sawmill owner, was the part of the planning to kill the men and was earlier and one of the men involved in Wilma Fay Jones' abduction and attack that occurred weeks earlier.

Olen Burrage- Former US Marine, trucking company owner and owner of the farm where the missing men were buried after they were killed, was heard over the FBI wire tapes about allowing the KKK to use his farm to disposed the KKK victims.

Bernard Akin- Mobile Home business owner from Meridian, Mississippi and member of the White Knights.

Other N Burkes- Known as Otha; WWI vet and Philadelphia Police officer with 25 years experience, known for his violent hatred towards the African-American population and civil rights workers, was on bail for another civil rights case at the time of his trial for his part in the murders.

Frank Herndon- Owner of the Longhorn Drive-in at Meridian and the Grand Cyclops of the Mississippi White Knights of KKK Meridian Branch.

James Harris- Known as Pete, worked as a investigator for the White Knights and was the one who kept tabs on the three civil rights workers.

Herman Tucker- Building contractor, worked for Olen Burrage as a contractor on the farm where the civil rights workers were buried and was the one who dumped the workers' car in the swamp after they were killed.

Oliver Warner- Known as Pops; owner of a local Grocery in Meridian and was member of the White Knights.

This case lead to President Johnson to sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

-- Last edit: 2021-06-06 11:52:03

achiu31 CA

2015-10-26 04:22

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A bunch of housekeeping:
- replaced screencaps with HD ones
- added timestamps
- removed duplicate vehicles/corrected vehicle info
- fixed star ratings on some vehicles
- added new vehicles


2015-10-26 22:07

Thanks for that update, achiu31. More visible details helped a lot for some identifications.

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