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R| 2 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
In this adaptation of John Berendt's book, a young journalist, John Kelso (John Cusack), travels to Savannah, Ga., to cover the city's Christmas celebration amid a backdrop of eccentric characters. He becomes intrigued by a sultry singer, Mandy (Alison Eastwood), and engrossed by a murder trial. Wealthy society figure Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey) is accused of shooting his male lover, and the question is whether it was in self-defense as he claims.

Cast: Kevin Spacey , John Cusack , Jack Thompson , The Lady Chablis , Alison Eastwood , Irma P. Hall , Paul Hipp , Jude Law

Director: Clint Eastwood

Genres: Drama

Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil (1997)

Release Date: November 21st, 1997|2 hr. 35 min.

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fan reviews ( 7 )
  • Isn't an awful movie. It's got two charismatic, albeit ill-served leads in John Cusack and Kevin Spacey, and it's got a sizzling, tear-it-up performance by The Lady Chablis, who brings such good-natured sass and suggestiveness that you hunger for more whenever she's offscreen. show more

  • Regrettably, it's the movie version of John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, a book still thumping its chest on the hardback best-seller list after more than three years. show more

  • Kevin Spacey gives a richly nuanced performance as the accused killer, and director Clint Eastwood makes the sometimes sordid story less sensationalistic than it might have seemed in less accomplished hands. show more

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  • February 24, 2014 SMILE
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    This movie made me fall in love with Kevin Spacey. The actors/actresses, the setting, the story....incredible. I am a southern bell and this movie is what the south is all about! BRAVO!!!!

  • July 07, 2012 caseyguiatz9
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    Wonderful acting, exciting location scenes, and the story line, well it was right on and the directing, superb!

  • June 11, 2011 susanw863
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    great movie

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