Mississippi Burning (1988) Poster

R. Lee Ermey: Mayor Tilman



  • Mayor Tilman : Do you like baseball, do you, Anderson?

    Anderson : Yeah, I do. You know, it's the only time when a black man can wave a stick at a white man and not start a riot.

  • 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.

  • Mayor Tilman : You know what, Anderson? You're starting to get so far up my nose, I'm beginning to feel your boots on my chin!

  • Mayor Tilman : [talking to a reporter]  If the entire Secret Service couldn't protect the President of the United States, how the HELL are *we* supposed to protect a few negroes! It is nothing more than some poor white trash drinking too much cheap alcohol. More likely paint thinner and snake juice because this state's as dry as a martini, and we've got the alcoholics to prove it.

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