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Ghosts of Mississippi | 1997 | PG-13 | - 1.3.4

The dramatization of the real-life murder trial of Byron De La Beckwith -- the racist killer of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Kissing, mild sexual innuendo.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man is shot and we see blood running from his mouth and some blood on his shirt. A boy has a bloody nose after a fistfight. A dead body is seen in an exhumed casket. In news footage we see a man kicking another, a dog biting a man, rioting and a hanged man. Some scuffles.


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LANGUAGE 4 - Many scatological references and mild obscenities, an anatomical reference, some racial slurs.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Civil rights movement, racism, justice.

MESSAGE - Justice should be served.

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