Release Date: January 3rd, 1997
DVD Release Date: January 18th, 2000
PG-13|2 hr 10 min
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).
Director: Rob Reiner
Genres: Historical drama
Production Co: Castle Rock Entertainment, Columbia Pictures Corporation