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  • Mississippi Burning is a 1988 American thriller film directed by Alan Parker and written by Chris Gerolmo. It was loosely based on the FBI investigation into the murders of three civil rights workers in the U.S. state of Mississippi in 1964. The film focuses on two FBI agents who investigate the murders. Hackman's character and Dafoe's character are loosely based on the partnership of FBI agent John Proctor and agent Joseph Sullivan. The film also features Frances McDormand, Brad Dourif, R. Lee Ermey, and Gailard Sartain. It won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography, and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Director, Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Picture. It was filmed in a number of locations in central Mississippi and at one location in LaFayette, Alabama.

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