Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan

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Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan
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Genre Drama
Written by Don Whitehead
Calvin Clements
Directed by Marvin J. Chomsky
Starring Ned Beatty
John Beck
Music by Mundell Lowe
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Quinn Martin
Producer(s) Philip Saltzman
Russell Stoneham (supervising producer)
Bernard R. Goodman (associate producer)
Production location(s) Groveton, Texas
Cinematography Jacques R. Marquette
Editor(s) Jerry Young
Running time 215 min.
Production company(s) Quinn Martin Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor CBS
Original network CBS
Original release February 20, 1975

Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan is a 1975 two-part television movie, which dramatized the events following the 1964 disappearance and murder of three Civil Rights workers in Mississippi. In this, it is similar in theme to the 1988 movie Mississippi Burning, though some names and details were changed, and both productions pick up the approximate storyline of the 1990 TV-movie Murder in Mississippi.

Attack on Terror starred Ned Beatty, John Beck, Marlyn Mason, Billy Green Bush, Dabney Coleman, Virginia Gregg, George Grizzard, Rip Torn, Sheila Larken, Hilly Hicks, and two M*A*S*H alumni, Wayne Rogers ("Trapper John") and Johnny Haymer ("Sgt. Zale").

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The Calvin Clements script was based on Don Whitehead's book, Attack on Terror: The F.B.I. Against the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi by Don Whitehead (pub. Funk & Wagnalls, 1970).

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