Mississippi Burning

Question: Who was the man who hung himself in the end?

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Answer: The Mayor (played by R Lee Ermey) who had been told the story of Homer Wilkes and threatened with castration earlier on.

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Other mistake: In one shot, during the lynching, the noose comes undone from the character's neck while he is hanging.

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Mayor Tilman: Fact is, we got two cultures down here: a white culture, and a colored culture. Now, that's the way it always has been, and that's the way it always will be.
Anderson: Rest of America don't see it that way, Mr. Mayor.
Sheriff Ray Stuckey: Rest of America don't mean jack shit. You in Mississippi now.

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Trivia: At one point you see a fiery white supremacist leader, preaching to a rally and saying things like, "Every white, Anglo-Saxon, Christian one of us." The actor playing that role is Stephen Tobolowsky - a Polish name, and also almost certainly not Protestant (as the speaker would have meant when he said "Christian".).

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