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Ghosts of Mississippi

1996 Rated PG-13 2hr 10m

Decades after two hung juries cleared white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith (Oscar nominee James Woods) in the 1963 shooting death of civil-rights activist Medgar Evers, assistant district attorney Bobby DeLaughter (Alec Baldwin) reopens the case to bring the man to justice. With support from Evers's widow (Whoopi Goldberg), DeLaughter is determined to take down the murderer. Virginia Madsen co-stars in this drama based on the true 1994 trial.

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Movie Details

1997 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture nominee
1997 Academy Award®
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: James Woods
  • Best Makeup nominee
A strong scene of violence and for racial dialogue
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1


English, French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround