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Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the small town ways of his partner, a former sheriff.

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Directed by

Alan Parker

Written by

Chris Gerolmo (Screenplay)

Runtime

128 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

1964. When America was at war with itself.

Cast

Keywords

violence funeral motel sheriff police fbi suicide based on a true story racism mississippi shotgun u.s. navy ku klux klan deputy sheriff victim of murder rope burning cross

Photos

Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography Peter Biziou

Oscar nomination for Best Director

Oscar nomination for Best Sound Robert J. Litt Elliot Tyson

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing Gerry Hambling