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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Written byDon Whitehead
Calvin Clements
Directed byMarvin J. Chomsky
StarringNed Beatty
John Beck
Music byMundell Lowe
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
Executive producerQuinn Martin
ProducersPhilip Saltzman
Russell Stoneham (supervising producer)
Bernard R. Goodman (associate producer)
Production locationsBastrop, Texas
San Marcos, Texas
Sam Houston National Forest
Coldspring, Texas
Huntsville, Texas
Groveton, Texas
CinematographyJacques R. Marquette
EditorJerry Young
Running time215 minutes
Production companiesQuinn Martin Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Original networkCBS
Picture formatColor
Audio formatMono
Original releaseFebruary 20 (1975-02-20) –
February 21, 1975 (1975-02-21)

Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan is a 1975 American two-part made-for-television drama film which dramatizes the events following the 1964 abduction and murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner 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).


Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan was nominated for an Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Art Direction for Variety or Nonfiction Programming.[1]

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  1. ^ "Attack on Terror: The FBI Versus the Ku Klux Klan".

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