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.
Brad Dourif, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Pruitt Taylor Vince would work together again on HBO's Deadwood (2004).
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, ...
The movie is set in "Jessup County", Mississippi. The events on which the film is based occurred in Neshoba County, but it is likely that the producers deliberately altered the setting to dispel perceptions that the film is a true documentary.
$225,034 (USA) (11 December 1988)
$34,603,943 (USA) (31 December 1989)
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