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Director  Roger Young
Initial DVD release  January 15, 2008
Country  U.S.A.
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  February 5, 1990
Writer  Stanley Weiser, Ben Stein (article)
Nominations  Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Cast  Tom Hulce (Mickey Schwerner), Jennifer Grey (Rita Schwerner), Blair Underwood (James Chaney), CCH Pounder (Fannie Lee Chaney), Andre Braugher (Dennis), Josh Charles (Andrew Goodman)
Similar movies  Mississippi Burning (1988)

Murder in mississippi


Murder in Mississippi is a 1990 television film which dramatized the last weeks of civil rights activists Michael "Mickey" Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney, and the events leading up to their disappearance and subsequent murder during Freedom Summer in 1964. It starred Tom Hulce as Schwerner, Jennifer Grey as his wife Rita, Blair Underwood as Chaney, and Josh Charles as Goodman. Hulce received a nomination for Best Actor in a TV Miniseries at the 1990 Golden Globes.

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As a historical docudrama, Murder in Mississippi precedes the storylines of both 1975's Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan and 1988's Mississippi Burning.

Murder in Mississippi is the title of a 1964 Norman Rockwell painting depicting the same events. The painting is also known as Southern Justice.

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Selected cast

  • Tom Hulce as Michael Schwerner
  • Blair Underwood as James Chaney
  • Jennifer Grey as Rita Schwerner
  • Josh Charles as Andrew Goodman
  • CCH Pounder as Fannie Lee Chaney
  • Walton Goggins as Lyle
  • References

    Murder in Mississippi Wikipedia
    Murder in Mississippi IMDb Murder in Mississippi themoviedb.org


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