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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

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

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Awards

Oscar for Best Cinematography Peter Biziou

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing Gerry Hambling

Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Gene Hackman