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Murder in Mississippi (1990)

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Made for television, Murder in Mississippi covers the same historical ground that was fictionalized in the theatrical film Mississippi Burning (89). The film recounts the murders by the Ku Klux Klan of three civil rights workers in 1964. Rather than detail the subsequent FBI investigation, the plotline follows the life of one of the white murder victims, Mickey Schwerner (Tom Hulce), who gave up a comfortable lifestyle in the North to struggle alongside African-American freedom fighters in the South. Jennifer Grey portrays Schwerner's wife, while Josh Charles and Blair Underwood portray the other two martyred activists, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney. Filmed in Georgia, Murder in Mississippi was produced by David L. Wolper of Roots fame.

Cast

Tom Hulce
as Mickey Schwerner
Blair Underwood
as James Chaney
Josh Charles
as Andrew Goodman
Jennifer Grey
as Rita Schwerner
CCH Pounder
as Fannie Lee Chaney
John Dennis Johnston
as Hatchet-Faced Man
Royce D. Applegate
as Deputy Winter
Harry Caesar
as Hollis Watkins
Eugene Byrd
as Ben Jr.
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