GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI

(1996)

Run time: 2h 10min |  Biography, Drama | Released: December 20, 1996 (USA)

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In this film based on actual events, black activist Medgar Evers (James Pickens Jr.) is murdered in 1963, and much of the evidence points toward white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith (James Woods). However, after two trials, De La Beckwith is acquitted twice by a jury of whites. Now, decades later in 1989, Evers' widow, Myrlie (Whoopi Goldberg), thinks she has evidence to finally convict him. But no lawyer will touch the case except the young and brash Bobby DeLaughter (Alec Baldwin).

Director: Rob Reiner

Writer(s): Lewis Colick

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Alec Baldwin, James Woods

BOX OFFICE

Estimated budget:

$36 million

U.S. Box office:

$13,323,144

Foreign Box office:

N/A

Worldwide Sales:

$13,323,144

Widest Release:

1,268 Theaters