PG-13 | | Drama, History
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.
When Bobby DeLaughter goes to the men's room where he has confronted Byron de la Beckwith, the men's room door has an old Jim Crow era sign "White Men" painted over but the lettering is still visible.
I love the land of my birth. I do not mean just America as a country, but Mississippi - the state in which I was born.
When the DeLaughter and his investigators drive up to a gas station, the prices for gas are all under a dollar. When DeLaughter is on the phone to Myrlie Evers standing on the other side of the signs, the prices are all now over a dollar.
$168,012 (USA) (22 December 1996)
$13,052,741 (USA) (16 March 1997)