Mississippi Burning is the 1988 drama directed by Alan Parker (Midnight Express) that follows two FBI agents who travel to Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of three civil rights workers in the summer of 1964 and subsequently encounter the prejudices of the community. The cast included Gene Hackman, Willem Dafoe, Frances McDormand, and Brad Dourif. The film, which was loosely based on a real-life FBI investigation, would go on to be nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Director.
The following weapons were used in the film Mississippi Burning:
Smith & Wesson Model 10
Throughout the film, FBI Special Agent Rupert Anderson (Gene Hackman) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver with a 4 inch heavy barrel.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 Heavy Barrel - .38 Special
FBI Special Agent Rupert Anderson (Gene Hackman
) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 10
revolver with a 4 inch barrel. It appears to be the heavy barrel model which is period correct; Smith & Wesson introduced the heavy barrel Model 10 in 1959. The story is occurring in 1964.
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Throughout the film, FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Alan Ward (Willem Dafoe) and other FBI agents carry Smith & Wesson Model 36 Chief's Special revolvers with round butts.
Smith & Wesson 36 'Chief's Special' with a round butt - .38 Special
FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Alan Ward (Willem Dafoe
) carries the Smith & Wesson 36 in a hip holster.
Ward with the S&W holstered.
FBI Special Agent Bird (Kevin Dunn
) also appears to carry a Smith & Wesson 36.
An FBI agent with the holstered S&W.
SAC Ward pulls his revolver during a confrontation with Anderson.
Ward holds the revolver. Willem Dafoe
mentioned in an interview that he was so nervous that he dropped this revolver in the toilet just before shooting the scene.
Colt New Service
Throughout the film, Deputy Clinton Pell (Brad Dourif) carries a Colt New Service revolver with bone-carved grips.
Colt New Service - .45 LC
As Pell helps up a man, his revolver is seen in the holster.
Pell with the revolver holstered.
Deputy Pell surrenders his badge and service revolver.
Frank Bailey (Michael Rooker) is seen pulling a Röhm RG-38 revolver when confronting the civil rights workers at the film's beginning.
Frank Bailey (Michael Rooker
) is seen pulling a Röhm RG-38
revolver when confronting the civil rights workers at the film's beginning.
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
Vertis Williams (Lou Walker) uses a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun to defend his family from a Klan attack.
1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 gauge
Williams loads his shotgun.
Williams is loaded for bear.
Mississippi state troopers and Klansmen carry Ithaca 37 shotguns.
Ithaca 37 Shotgun - 12 gauge