AKA:
Ghosts From the Past
Release Date:
Dec 20, 1996
MPAA Rating:
PG-13
Running Time:
2:10
Genre:
Historical Drama
Director:
Rob Reiner
Cast:
Alec Baldwin Bobby DeLaughter, Assistant D.A. Hinds Co. Mississippi
Whoopi Goldberg Myrlie Evers
James Woods Byron De La Beckwith
Craig T. Nelson Ed Peters, District Attorney Hinds Co. Mississippi
Susanna Thompson Peggy Lloyd
Lucas Black Burt DeLaughter
William H. Macy Charlie Crisco, Bobby DeLaughter's Assistant
Lloyd Bennett Benny Bennett
James Pickens Jr. Medgar Evers
Virginia Madsen Dixie DeLaughter
Wayne Rogers Morris Dees
Bill Cobbs Charlie Evers
Producers:
Charles Newirth , Jeffrey Stott , Frederick Zollo , Andrew Scheinman , Rob Reiner , Nicholas Paleologos
Writers:
Lewis Colick
Language:
English

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

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