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Ghosts of Mississippi

130 min
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Rob Reiner
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 4 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1997-01-03
Filming Locations: Greenwood, Mississippi, USA
Budget: $36,000,000
Opening Weekend: $168,012 (USA) (22 December 1996)
Gross: $13,052,741 (USA) (16 March 1997)
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
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
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
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
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
Fenton Lawless
David Armstrong
Michael Hewes
James Homer Best
Thom Barry
Bennie Thompson (as Thomas Barry)
Louis E. Armstrong
Louis Armstrong
Ed Bryson
Maggie Wade
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?
The radio station WMPR 90.1 FM, where Medgar Evers' brother Charles Evers was manager, still broadcasts from Jackson, Mississippi.
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Byron De La Beckwith was then residing in the county jail, not a half a mile from where they were filming the courtroom scenes. No one went to visit him, and he knew they were there.
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Gillian Anderson and Faith Ford both auditioned for the role of Dixie DeLaughter.
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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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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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Bobby: Grandpa Russell had guns all over his house and we don't have any guns.
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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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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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Photos from cast
Bonnie Bartlett James Pickens Jr. Susanna Thompson