Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, History

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A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader.




  • Alec Baldwin and Craig T. Nelson in Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
  • James Caan at an event for Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
  • Whoopi Goldberg in Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
  • Diane Ladd at an event for Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
  • Whoopi Goldberg in Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
  • James Woods in Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

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Rob Reiner


Lewis Colick

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25 August 1999 | Coxer99
Ghosts of Mississippi
Impressive drama about the assassination of 1960's civil rights leader Medger Evers, which was fought in courts for 30 years until it was re-opened in the 1990's with Mississippi D.A. Bobby DeLaughter (Baldwin) leading the charge to bring assassin Byron De Lay Beckwith (Woods, in a juicy Oscar nominated role) to justice. Goldberg is especially standout as Ever's widow who fought for the truth for over 30 years. Rob Reiner's film may run a little long for some, but the excellent cast and realistic story will keep you glued until the end.

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$168,012 22 December 1996

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