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Ghosts of Mississippi [DVD] [1996]

Release Date:11/09/2010
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    Special Features

    • Closed Captioned


    Ghosts of Mississippi
    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. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Alec Baldwin
      Alec Baldwin - Bobby DeLaughter
    • Whoopi Goldberg
      Whoopi Goldberg - Myrlie Evers
    • James Woods
      James Woods - Byron De La Beckwith
    • Craig T. Nelson
      Craig T. Nelson - Peters,Ed
    • William H. Macy
      William H. Macy - Charlie Crisco

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