Ghosts of Mississippi

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Ghosts of Mississippi

assassin civil rights widow trial activist

Ghosts of Mississippi

Release Date: December 20, 1996

Year    :   1996
Slogan    :   «From the director of A FEW GOOD MEN comes a compelling TRUE STORY.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures, Castle Rock Entertainment
Director    :   Rob Reiner
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Lewis Colick
RunTime    :   130 mins.
Budget    :   36000000
Revenue    :   13323144

Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung jury. The movie then covers District Attorney, Bobby DeLaughters transformation and alliance with Myrlie Evers, wife of Medgar Evers, of the, as he becomes more involved with bringing Beckwith to trial for the third time 30 years later. Some of the characters are played by the actual participants in this story.

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