In 1963 civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered in his own driveway. For 30 years his assassin has remained free. Is it ever too late to do the right thing? Myrlie Evers worked for the conviction of the white supremacist who murdered her husband, heroic civil rights leader Medgar Evers, through two hung juries and over 30 years. How Evers' killer was finally convicted comes to the screen with shattering emotional force in "one of the most important films of the '90s." (Paul Wunder, WBAI-FM/New York). Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and James Woods (an Academy Award nominee for his powerful work here), Ghosts Of Mississippi teems with the carefully recreated details of a relentless quest for justice and features special appearances by three children of Medgar Evers, as well as Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter Yolanda.

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Ghosts Of Mississippi (1996)

Drama · 2h 10m

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In 1963 civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered in his own driveway. For 30 years his assassin has remained free. Is it ever too late to do the right thing? Myrlie Evers worked for the conviction of the white supremacist who murdered her husband, heroic civil rights leader Medgar Evers, through two hung juries and over 30 years. How Evers' killer was finally convicted comes to the screen with shattering emotional force in "one of the most important films of the '90s." (Paul Wunder, WBAI-FM/New York). Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg and James Woods (an Academy Award nominee for his powerful work here), Ghosts Of Mississippi teems with the carefully recreated details of a relentless quest for justice and features special appearances by three children of Medgar Evers, as well as Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter Yolanda.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Budget

$36,000,000

Revenue

$13,052,741
Part Of
Cast
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Alec Baldwin

Bobby DeLaughter
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James Woods

Byron De La Beckwith
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Virginia Madsen

Dixie DeLaughter
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Whoopi Goldberg

Myrlie Evers
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Susanna Thompson

Peggy Lloyd
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Craig T. Nelson

Ed Peters
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Lucas Black

Burt DeLaughter
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Joseph Tello

Drew DeLaughter
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Alexa Vega

Claire DeLaughter
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William H. Macy

Charlie Crisco
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Ben Bennett

Benny Bennett (as Lloyd 'Benny' Bennett)
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Darrell Evers

Himself
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Yolanda King

Reena Evers
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Jerry Levine

Jerry Mitchell
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James Van Evers

Van Evers
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Sky Rumph

Jared Lloyd
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Zoaunne LeRoy

Thelma De La Beckwith
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Michael O'Keefe

Merrida Coxwell
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Bill Smitrovich

Jim Kitchens
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Terry O'Quinn

Judge Hilburn
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Rex Linn

Martin Scott
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Bill Henderson

Minister
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James Pickens Jr.

Medgar Evers
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G. Ja'ron Henderson

Darrell Evers - Age 11
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Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly

Reena Evers - Age 10 (as Rae'ven Larrymore Kelly)
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Curtis Tyler Haynes

Van Evers - Age 3
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Richard Riehle

Tommy Mayfield
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Jim Harley

Delamar Dennis
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Bonnie Bartlett

Billie DeLaughter
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Brock Peters

Walter Williams
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Wayne Rogers

Morris Dees
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Finn Carter

Cynthia Speetgens
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William Howard

Fred Sanders
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Diane Ladd

Grandma Caroline Moore
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Andy Romano

Hardy Lott
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Richard Stahl

Judge Hendrick
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David Carpenter

Bill Walter
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Bill Cobbs

Charlie Evers
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Jordan Lund

Deputy
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Jerry Hardin

Grandpa Barney DeLaughter
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Ramon Bieri

James Holley
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C.R. Doan

Bob Patterson
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Katherine Randolph

Young Barbara Holder (as Katherine Wood)
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L.D. Bass Sr.

Black Man
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Monty Thomas

Security Guard
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Eliott Keener

Sheriff McMillan
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Brandon McKennah

Roy Wilkins
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William L. Donald

Howard
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Jim Stallings

Hollis Cresswell
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Michael Strasser

Bomb Squad Man
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Diana Bellamy

Barbara Holder
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Rance Howard

Ralph Hargrove
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Thomas Kopache

Thorn McIntyre
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Frank Hoyt Taylor

Dan Prince
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Sarah Hunley

Peggy Morgan
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Marilyn Lovell

Bridge Lady
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Jill Andre

Bridge Lady
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Leigh French

Bridge Lady
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James Marshall Wolchok

Press Reporter
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John A. Horhn

CNN Reporter
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Spencer Garrett

Reporter
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Fenton Lawless

Reporter
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David Armstrong

Reporter
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Michael Hewes

Reporter
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James Homer Best

Reporter
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Thom Barry

Bennie Thompson (as Thomas Barry)
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Louis E. Armstrong

Louis Armstrong
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Ed Bryson

Himself
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Maggie Wade

Herself
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Jane Jenkins

Assistant D.A. (as J.J. Chaback)
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Keenan K. Evers

Daniel Evers-Everette
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Nicole Evers-Everette

Cambi Evers-Everette
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Dijon S. Williams

Keenan Evers
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Tracey Costello

Assistant D.A.
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Margo Martindale

Clara Mayfield
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Delmar Dennis

Man at Parade (unconfirmed)
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Ted Alderman

Parade Patron (uncredited)
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Stokely Carmichael

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Eva Ford

Courtroom Observer (uncredited)
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Stacy Hall

Courthouse Deputy (uncredited)
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John F. Kennedy

Himself - Equal Rights Speech (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Martin Luther King

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Joe Louis

Himself - Bending over Opponent (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Jesse Owens

Himself - Racing in Berlin (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Jackie Robinson

Himself - Running to First Base (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Maridean Mansfield Shepard

Theater Patron (uncredited)
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John M. Sullivan II

CNN Reporter #2 (uncredited)
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Malcolm X

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Crew
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Rob Reiner

Director
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Lewis Colick

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Ghosts Of Mississippi

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/9/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

Ghosts Of Mississippi

(DVD)

1/18/2000

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