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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GenreDrama
Written byDon Whitehead
Calvin Clements
Directed byMarvin J. Chomsky
StarringNed Beatty
John Beck
Music byMundell Lowe
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Executive producer(s)Quinn Martin
Producer(s)Philip Saltzman
Russell Stoneham (supervising producer)
Bernard R. Goodman (associate producer)
Production location(s)Groveton, Texas
CinematographyJacques R. Marquette
Editor(s)Jerry Young
Running time215 minutes
Production company(s)Quinn Martin Productions
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorCBS
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseFebruary 20 –
21, 1975

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 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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