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An Elliot Friedgen and Co. Inc. / A David L. Wolper Production
In Association With Bernard Sofronski

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A 2-hour Civil-Rights drama. In 1964, Mickey Schwerner (Tom Hulce) moves to Mississippi with his new wife (Jennifer Grey) to help organize the registration of black voters during "Freedom Summer." They are immediately introduced to the ugly terrors of prejudice and racism. James Chancy (Blalr Underwood), a young black Civil Rights worker is Mickey's constant companion and escort around Mississippi. They are joined by Andrew Goodman (Josh Charles) on a fateful visit to a neighboring county where they are detained, terrorized and finally murdered by white segregationists.

Air Date 2/5/89
Total Run Time 2 HRS

Main Credits

Writer Stanley Weiser
Executive Producer Bernard Sofronski
Executive Producer David L. Wolper
Producer Mark M Wolper
Director Roger Young
Cinematographer Donald M. Morgan
Editor Benjamin Weissman
Composer Mason Daring
Wolper Awards

Full Credit List

Writer Stanley Weiser
Executive Producer Bernard Sofronski
Executive Producer David L. Wolper
Producer Mark M Wolper
In Charge of Production Elliot Friedgen
Director Roger Young
Cast Royce D. Applegate
Cast Eugene Byrd
Cast Harry Ceaser
Cast Josh Charles
Cast Bill Coates
Cast J. Don Feruson
Cast Walt Goggins
Cast Tom Gossom
Cast Tom Hulce
Cast John Dennis Johnston
Cast Greg Kinnear
Cast Scott Lawrence
Cast Tom Nowicki
Cast Afemo Omilami
Cast C.C.H. Pounder
Cast Billy Ray Reynolds
Cast P.J. Shinnal
Cast Lou Walker
Cast L. Warren Young
Cast Ted Manson
Cast Ray McKinnon
Actress Donzaleigh Abernathy
Actress Andre Braugher
Actress Jill Jane Clements
Actress Tanzia Franks
Actress Jennifer Grey
Actress Muriel Moore
Actress Elizabeth Omilami
Actress Joan Riordan
Actress Blair Underwood
Actress Judson Vaughn
Actress Charlotte Walker
Actress Alonza Ward
Actress Cavanaugh Yelling
Location Casting Shay Griffin
Production Manager Richard H. Prunce
Production Coordinator Susan Levinson-Bixby
Script Supervisor Gail Hunter
Production Designer Charles C. Bennett
Set Decorator Joseph Litsch
Cinematographer Donald M. Morgan
Camera Operator Doulgas Ryan
Chief Lighting Technician Ross Maehl
Grip Alan Rawlins
Key Grip Alan Rawlins
Sound Supervision Jeremy Hoenack
Wardrobe Cheryl Kilbourne-Kimpton
Costume Designer Helen P.Butler
Makeup Lynn Baber
Hair Stylist Phil Ivey
Editor Benjamin Weissman
Assistant Editor Stude Elliott
Assistant Editor Kathleen Jo
Music Editor Triad Music, Inc.
Sound Editor Frank Hoenack
Sound Editor Ingeborg Larson
Composer Mason Daring
Musical Supervision Kathy Durning
Special Thanks The Mississppi Department of Archives and History Audio-Visual Records, The State of Georgia and the City of Griffin
Rare archives and photos from MURDER IN MISSISSIPPI can be found at the David L. Wolper Center at USC
David L. Wolper Center at USC