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Rob Reiner

Ghosts from the Past

Edition 1997
130' - 1996 - Drama - Dialogue: English
Director: Rob Reiner Composer: Marc Shaiman With: Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg, Craig T. Nelson, Susanna Thompson
Jackson, Mississippi, 1963. Arriving at his family home, civil rights activist Medgar Evers is gunned down by a racist assassin, Byron De La Beckwith. The police soon arrest Beckwith as a suspect, but two trials come to nothing before all-white juries. In 1989, a local newspaper uncovers evidence of jury tampering in the Evers case. The DA's office, under pressure from Evers' widow Myrlie, reopens the case and assigns assistant DA Bobby DeLaughter. His wife Dixie, daughter of the original judge, doesn't want him to take the case. But Bobby is soon confinced that Beckwith is guilty and he assures a sceptical Mrs Evers that he will pursue the case. A film based on the real trial for the murder on Medgar Evers that took place in 1994.

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Credits

Director

Rob Reiner

Composer

Marc Shaiman

With

Alec Baldwin, James Woods, Whoopi Goldberg, Craig T. Nelson, Susanna Thompson

Scenario

Lewis Colick

Director of Photography

John Seale

Editor

Robert Leighton

Producer

Nicholas Paleologos, Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, Frederick Zollo

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1996

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