Ghosts of Mississippi Poster

Release Date: January 3rd, 1997

DVD Release Date: January 18th, 2000

PG-13|2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary
In this film based on actual events, black activist Medgar Evers (James Pickens Jr.) is murdered in 1963, and much of the evidence points toward white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith (James Woods). However, after two trials, De La Beckwith is acquitted twice by a jury of whites. Now, decades later in 1989, Evers' widow, Myrlie (Whoopi Goldberg), thinks she has evidence to finally convict him. But no lawyer will touch the case except the young and brash Bobby DeLaughter (Alec Baldwin).

Cast: Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods, Craig T. Nelson, Susanna Thompson, Lucas Black, William H. Macy, Lloyd Bennett

Director: Rob Reiner

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Sacrifice, Pursuit, 1980s, Murder, 1960s, Gripping, Daughter, Wife


Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
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