Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) movie
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) movie

Ghosts of Mississippi 1996

GENRES: drama, history SUBGENRES: docudrama, message movie
DIRECTOR: Rob Reiner STARRING: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg
AWARDS: Nominated for 2 Oscars COUNTRY: USA RUNTIME: 130 minutes RATED: PG-13
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.


From the director of A FEW GOOD MEN comes a compelling TRUE STORY.

Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung jury. The movie then covers District Attorney, Bobby DeLaughters transformation and alliance with Myrlie Evers, wife of Medgar Evers, of the, as he becomes more involved with bringing Beckwith to trial for the third time 30 years later. Some of the characters are played by the actual participants in this story.

Movie data

Nominated for 2 Oscars

130 minutes

Starring of Ghosts of Mississippi

Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg


Docudrama, Message Movie

adult situations
PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned - Ages 13+ Recommended

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