R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Both John Cusack and Kevin Spacey would later play president Richard Nixon in different films. Cusack played Nixon in Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) while Spacey played him in Elvis & Nixon (2016).
Quit eye balling me, Flavius. I knew you when you was a two bit hustler on Bull Street.
(at around 2h 09 mins) In the courtroom the lawyer, Sonny, refers to his client as "Tim" not Jim.
Closing disclaimer: This film is based upon John Berendt's book "MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL". Dialogue and certain events and characters contained in the film were created for the purposes of dramatization.
The UK Region 2 multi-DVD box set titled "CLINT EASTWOOD 35 YEARS, 35 FILMS" (EAN 5051892017114) released on August 16, 2010 makes reference to the inclusion of a Director's Cut. Eastwood has admitted to shooting a "love scene" between Kevin Spacey and Alison Eastwood and then cutting it from this film and although not confirmed it is suspected this is included to make some or all of the Director's Cut. The latter information sourced from http://www.screenit.com/movies/1997/midnight_in_the_garden_of_good_&_evil.html
$5,233,658 (USA) (23 November 1997)
$25,078,937 (USA) (15 February 1998)
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