|Murder in Mississippi|
|Written by||Stanley Weiser|
|Directed by||Roger Young|
|Music by||Mason K. Daring|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producers||David L. Wolper|
Tova Laiter (co-executive producer)
|Cinematography||Donald M. Morgan|
|Editor||Benjamin A. Weissman|
|Running time||96 minutes|
|Production company||Warner Bros. Television|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
Murder in Mississippi is a 1990 television film which dramatized the last weeks of civil rights activists Michael "Mickey" Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney, and the events leading up to their disappearance and subsequent murder during Freedom Summer in 1964. It starred Tom Hulce as Schwerner, Jennifer Grey as his wife Rita, Blair Underwood as Chaney, and Josh Charles as Goodman. Hulce received a nomination for Best Actor in a TV Miniseries at the 1990 Golden Globes.
As a historical docudrama, Murder in Mississippi precedes the storylines of both 1975's Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan and 1988's Mississippi Burning.
Murder in Mississippi is the title of a 1964 Norman Rockwell painting depicting the same events. The painting is also known as Southern Justice.
In addition, Murder in Mississippi features an early role of Greg Kinnear, who was a television personality at the time; Kinnear appears at the end as a reporter - also named Greg Kinnear - covering the discovery of the remains of Schwerner, Chaney, and Goodman.