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Ghosts of Mississippi
     

Ghosts of Mississippi

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Director: Rob Reiner

Cast: Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods

 

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This is a long-awaited film telling the story of the trials of Medgar Evers' killer. Medger Evers (James Pickens, Jr.) was a black civil-rights activist in Mississippi who was shot to death in 1963. Despite very persuasive evidence that Byron De La Beckwith (James Woods) was indeed his killer, the all-white juries hearing his case at that time acquitted him (he was

Overview

This is a long-awaited film telling the story of the trials of Medgar Evers' killer. Medger Evers (James Pickens, Jr.) was a black civil-rights activist in Mississippi who was shot to death in 1963. Despite very persuasive evidence that Byron De La Beckwith (James Woods) was indeed his killer, the all-white juries hearing his case at that time acquitted him (he was tried twice). In this film, with the aid of Ever's widow Myrlie (Whoopie Goldberg), Bobby DeLaughter (Alec Baldwin), a young lawyer, gathers enough new evidence to bring Beckwith in for a third trial. Woods' performance as a wise-cracking bigot is one of the film's highlights.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2010
UPC:
0883929151943
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
Turner Home Ent
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
2:10:00
Sales rank:
9,350

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Closed Caption

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alec Baldwin Bobby DeLaughter
Whoopi Goldberg Myrlie Evers
James Woods Byron De La Beckwith
William H. Macy Charlie Crisco
Craig T. Nelson Peters,Ed
Bill Cobbs Charlie Evers
Susanna Thompson Peggy Lloyd
Lucas Black Burt DeLaughter
Lloyd "Benny" Bennett Benny Bennett
James Pickens Medgar Evers
Virginia Madsen Dixie DeLaughter
Wayne Rogers Morris Dees
Richard Stahl Judge Hendrick
Yolanda King Actor
Richard Riehle Actor
Marilynn Lovell Actor

Technical Credits
Rob Reiner Director,Producer
Christopher Burian-Mohr Art Director
Frank Capra Asst. Director,Co-producer
Lewis Colick Screenwriter
Gloria Gresham Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Grieve Sound/Sound Designer
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Jane Jenkins Casting
Alan S. Kaye Set Decoration/Design
Lilly Kilvert Production Designer
Robert Leighton Editor
Charles James Newirth Executive Producer
Karen O'Hara Set Decoration/Design
Nicholas Paleologos Producer
Andrew Schinman Producer
John Seale Cinematographer
Marc Shaiman Score Composer
Jeffrey Stott Executive Producer
Frederick Zollo Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Ghosts of Mississippi
1. Chapter 1 [3:37]
2. Chapter 2 [4:24]
3. Chapter 3 [2:56]
4. Chapter 4 [4:02]
5. Chapter 5 [5:22]
6. Chapter 6 [3:51]
7. Chapter 7 [2:33]
8. Chapter 8 [2:05]
9. Chapter 9 [4:18]
10. Chapter 10 [4:57]
11. Chapter 11 [1:57]
12. Chapter 12 [2:15]
13. Chapter 13 [3:11]
14. Chapter 14 [4:11]
15. Chapter 15 [2:39]
16. Chapter 16 [6:12]
17. Chapter 17 [4:00]
18. Chapter 18 [2:21]
19. Chapter 19 [8:01]
20. Chapter 20 [2:42]
21. Chapter 21 [1:18]
22. Chapter 22 [5:30]
23. Chapter 23 [3:30]
24. Chapter 24 [3:59]
25. Chapter 25 [2:31]
26. Chapter 26 [5:13]
27. Chapter 27 [5:52]
28. Chapter 28 [1:01]
29. Chapter 29 [2:43]
30. Chapter 30 [5:51]
31. Chapter 31 [2:37]
32. Chapter 32 [4:04]
33. Chapter 33 [1:41]
34. Chapter 34 [2:22]
35. Chapter 35 [1:50]
36. End Credits [4:44]

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Ghosts of Mississippi 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Chasing after the muderer of of Meager Evers was a watershed moment in our civil rights history when he was convicted. Thankfully, they made a worthy movie of the hunt of the truly evil killer Byron De La Beckworth, played eerily well by James Woods.
DBubble_07 More than 1 year ago
I love this movie!its a classic that i think everybody should see!:)
Guest More than 1 year ago
James Woods has always been, I think, one of the most underrated actors in cinematic history, probably because of his narcissistic personality off screen. He doesn't disappoint, though, as Meadger Ever's killer in this. A remorseless man that killed the most promising civil rights leader after King got off with a little help from his friends until a crusading attorney went after him. A powerful movie and one that shouldn't be forgotten because the struggle is not yet over. Thank God, Byron De La Beckworth is gone from this Earth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago