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Ghosts of Mississippi

Year:
Duration:
130 min
Genres:
Drama
IMDB rate:
6.6
Director:
Rob Reiner
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1997-01-03
Filming Locations: Greenwood, Mississippi, USA
Earnings
Budget: $36,000,000
Opening Weekend: $168,012 (USA) (22 December 1996)
Gross: $13,052,741 (USA) (16 March 1997)
Cast
Actor
Character
James Pickens Jr.
James Pickens Jr.
Ghosts of Mississippi
Susanna Thompson
Susanna Thompson
Ghosts of Mississippi
Alec Baldwin
Bobby DeLaughter
James Woods
Byron De La Beckwith
Virginia Madsen
Dixie DeLaughter
Whoopi Goldberg
Myrlie Evers
Craig T. Nelson
Ed Peters
Lucas Black
Burt DeLaughter
Joseph Tello
Drew DeLaughter
Alexa PenaVega
Claire DeLaughter (as Alexa Vega)
William H. Macy
Charlie Crisco
Ben Bennett
Benny Bennett (as Lloyd 'Benny' Bennett)
Darrell Evers
Himself
Yolanda King
Reena Evers
Jerry Levine
Jerry Mitchell
James Van Evers
Van Evers
Sky Rumph
Jared Lloyd
Zoaunne LeRoy
Thelma De La Beckwith
Michael O'Keefe
Merrida Coxwell
Bill Smitrovich
Jim Kitchens
Terry O'Quinn
Judge Hilburn
Rex Linn
Martin Scott
Bill Henderson
Minister
G. Ja'ron Henderson
Darrell Evers - Age 11
Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly
Reena Evers - Age 10 (as Rae'ven Larrymore Kelly)
Curtis Tyler Haynes
Van Evers - Age 3
Richard Riehle
Tommy Mayfield
Jim Harley
Delamar Dennis
Brock Peters
Walter Williams
Wayne Rogers
Morris Dees
Finn Carter
Cynthia Speetgens
William Howard
Fred Sanders
Diane Ladd
Grandma Caroline Moore
Andy Romano
Hardy Lott
Richard Stahl
Judge Hendrick
David Carpenter
Bill Walter
Bill Cobbs
Charlie Evers
Jordan Lund
Deputy
Jerry Hardin
Grandpa Barney DeLaughter
Ramon Bieri
James Holley
C.R. Doan
Bob Patterson
Katherine Randolph
Young Barbara Holder (as Katherine Wood)
L.D. Bass Sr.
Black Man
Monty Thomas
Security Guard
Eliott Keener
Sheriff McMillan
Brandon McKennah
Roy Wilkins
William L. Donald
Howard
Jim Stallings
Hollis Cresswell
Michael Strasser
Bomb Squad Man
Diana Bellamy
Barbara Holder
Rance Howard
Ralph Hargrove
Thomas Kopache
Thorn McIntyre
Frank Hoyt Taylor
Dan Prince
Sarah Hunley
Peggy Morgan
Marilyn Lovell
Bridge Lady
Jill Andre
Bridge Lady
Leigh French
Bridge Lady
James Marshall Wolchok
Press Reporter
John A. Horhn
CNN Reporter
Spencer Garrett
Reporter
Fenton Lawless
Reporter
David Armstrong
Reporter
Michael Hewes
Reporter
James Homer Best
Reporter
Thom Barry
Bennie Thompson (as Thomas Barry)
Louis E. Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Ed Bryson
Himself
Maggie Wade
Herself
Jane Jenkins
Assistant D.A. (as J.J. Chaback)
Keenan K. Evers
Daniel Evers-Everette
Nicole Evers-Everette
Cambi Evers-Everette
Dijon S. Williams
Keenan Evers
Tracey Costello
Assistant D.A.
Margo Martindale
Clara Mayfield
Delmar Dennis
Man at Parade (unconfirmed)
Ted Alderman
Parade Patron (uncredited)
Stokely Carmichael
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eva Ford
Courtroom Observer (uncredited)
Stuart Greenwell
Courtroom Observer (uncredited)
Stacy Hall
Courthouse Deputy (uncredited)
Beth Hebert
Towns Lady (uncredited)
John F. Kennedy
Himself - Equal Rights Speech (archive footage) (uncredited)
Martin Luther King
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Joe Louis
Himself - Bending over Opponent (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jesse Owens
Himself - Racing in Berlin (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jackie Robinson
Himself - Running to First Base (archive footage) (uncredited)
Maridean Mansfield Shepard
Theater Patron (uncredited)
Andy Sims
Store Customer (uncredited)
John M. Sullivan II
CNN Reporter #2 (uncredited)
Malcolm X
Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
This film was shot on location in Jackson, Mississippi, where Medgar Evers was murdered.
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There is a scene where The Partridge Family (1970) is playing on television. That episode is the entitled "A Man Called Snake". The man playing Snake in that episode is Rob Reiner
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When Bobby DeLaughter and his new wife are in bed, she is reading "North Toward Home", a memoir by Jackson (Mississippi) native Willie Morris, former editor of Harper's, who was an uncredited consultant on the movie and who later wrote about the making of the movie and its implications on Jackson.
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Goofs
When DeLaughter is brushing his son's hair in the bathroom, the child actor looks off-camera (either at his parent, the director, or a cue card).
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When Bobby's father calls to his grandchildren to come get some of the baby-back ribs he's cooking on the grill, the kids come running off the boat dock. They start running in age order, with the boy in the light orange shirt second. But when the camera changes, the boy in the orange shirt is suddenly first.
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Although the film begins in 1989 and ends in 1994, the same child actors portraying Bobby DeLaughter's children are used from the beginning of the movie until the end, showing no signs of aging.
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Quotes
Bobby: Grandpa Russell had guns all over his house and we don't have any guns.
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Bobby DeLaughter: I think about her keeping this thing alive all this time. Imagine a woman loving a man so much.
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Myrlie Evers: I don't know if I'm going to heaven or to hell, but I'm going from Jackson.
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Photos from cast
Bonnie Bartlett James Pickens Jr. Susanna Thompson