Murder in Mississippi
|Murder in Mississippi|
|Directed by||Roger Young|
|Produced by||David L. Wolper|
|Written by||Stanley Weiser|
|Music by||Mason K. Daring|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
Murder in Mississippi is a 1990 television film which dramatized the last weeks of civil rights activists Michael "Mickey" Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney, and the events leading up to their disappearance and subsequent murder during Freedom Summer in 1964. It starred Tom Hulce as Schwerner, Jennifer Grey as his wife Rita, Blair Underwood as Chaney, and Josh Charles as Goodman. Hulce received a nomination for Best Actor in a TV Miniseries at the 1990 Golden Globes.
Murder in Mississippi is the title of a 1964 Norman Rockwell painting depicting the same events. The painting is also known as Southern Justice.
- Tom Hulce as Michael Schwerner
- Blair Underwood as James Chaney
- Jennifer Grey as Rita Schwerner
- Josh Charles as Andrew Goodman
- CCH Pounder as Fannie Lee Chaney
- Walton Goggins as Lyle
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