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Ghosts of Mississippi

5.7
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Original title
Ghosts of Mississippi
Year
Running time
130 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Lewis Colick
Music
Marc Shaiman
Cinematography
John Seale
Cast
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Producer
Castle Rock Entertaiment
Genre
Drama | Courtroom Drama. Based On A True Story. Racism. 1960s
Synopsis / Plot
Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith (Woods), 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 (Baldwin) transformation and alliance with Myrlie Evers (Goldberg), 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.
Awards
1996: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (James Wood), Makeup
1996: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor (James Wood)
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