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Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (1975)

After three civil-rights workers are murdered in Mississippi in 1964, a team of FBI agents is sent there to find the killers.

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Marvin J. Chomsky
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ned Beatty ... Ollie Thompson
John Beck ... Rev. George Greg
Billy Green Bush ... Dave Keene
Dabney Coleman ... Paul Mathison
Andrew Duggan ... Insp. Ryder
Ed Flanders ... Ralph Paine
George Grizzard ... Attorney Clay
L.Q. Jones ... Roy Ralstop
Geoffrey Lewis ... Ed Duncan
Marlyn Mason ... Jean Foster
Wayne Rogers ... Dan Foster
Peter Strauss ... Ben Jacobs
Rip Torn ... Glen Tuttle
Mills Watson ... Dee Malcom
James Hampton ... Harry Dudley
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After three civil-rights workers are murdered in Mississippi in 1964, a team of FBI agents is sent there to find the killers.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Atak terroru See more »

Filming Locations:

Smithville, Texas, USA See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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The car that the civil rights workers are driving is a 1963 Ford Country Squire station wagon. The actual car that the civil rights workers had was a 1963 Ford Fairlane station wagon. See more »

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Version of Murder in Mississippi (1990) See more »

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True-to-life (I was there!)
15 February 2004 | by footsperrySee all my reviews

I grew up - white - in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and was a teenager in town when these events happened, in 1964. The film is based on a true story, and here the story is portrayed much more accurately than in the highly-popular "Mississippi Burning" (also based, more loosely, on these events). If anything is missing in this TV movie, it's that the brutality was worse than portrayed here. If anything is misleading, it's that J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI were generally not this noble in their fighting civil rights hate crimes. The acting is also good (though the accents are not on-target; noticeable to a local). If you want to know more about this history, read the gripping books "Three Lives for Mississippi" and "Witness in Philadelphia."


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