Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)


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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Release Date: 1996-12-20
Status: Released
Run time: 130 min / 2:10
Production Studio : Columbia Pictures, Castle Rock Entertainment
Production Country: United States of America


Alec Baldwin
as Bobby DeLaughter
James Woods
as Byron De La Beckwith
Virginia Madsen
as Dixie DeLaughter
Whoopi Goldberg
as Myrlie Evers
Craig T. Nelson
as Ed Peters
William H. Macy
as Charlie Crisco
Susanna Thompson
as Peggy Lloyd
Lucas Black
as Burt DeLaughter
Joseph Tello
as Drew DeLaughter
Alexa PenaVega
as Claire DeLaughter
Terry O'Quinn
as Judge Hilburn


Directing Rob Reiner Director
Writing Lewis Colick Screenplay