Picks and Pans Review: Mississippi Burning

updated 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

From the 1964 murder of three civil rights workers outside Philadelphia, Miss., director Alan Parker has created a harrowing film about the divided loyalties of Southern whites. As an ex-Mississippi sheriff turned FBI agent, Gene Hackman caps his career.

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