R | | Crime, Drama, History
Two F.B.I. Agents, with wildly different styles, arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.
Many of the extras participating in Clayton Townley's speech scene were actual members of the Ku Klux Klan, and used their clan membership cards as ID (according to Stephen Tobolowsky in Stephen Tobolowsky's Birthday Party (2005)).
Passenger: What is it?
Passenger: What do they want?
Driver: I don't know... just pass me... pass me...
Driver: Is it a cop?
Passenger: I can't see.
Driver: What the fuck are these jokers playin' at?
Rear passenger: Oh, they ain't playin', you better believe it.
Passenger: What're we gonna do?
Driver: I don't know... OK, hold on, ...
When the deputy is beating his wife in the living room and he throws her on the couch, you can see when he pulls her off the couch that he is beating a dummy.
$225,034 (USA) (11 December 1988)
$34,603,943 (USA) (31 December 1989)
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