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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  21 November 1997 (USA)
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A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.

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This panoramic tale of Savannah's eccentricities focuses on a murder and the subsequent trial of Jim Williams: self made man, art collector, antiques dealer, bon vivant and semi-closeted homosexual. John Kelso a magazine reporter finds himself in Savannah amid the beautiful architecture and odd doings to write a feature on one of William's famous Christmas parties. He is intrigued by Williams from the start, but his curiosity is piqued when he meets Jim's violent, young and sexy lover, Billy. Later that night, Billy is dead, and Kelso stays on to cover the murder trial. Along the way he encounters the irrepressible Lady Chablis, a drag queen commedienne, Sonny Seiler, lawyer to Williams, whose famous dog UGA is the official mascot of the Georgia Bulldogs, an odd man who keeps flies attached to mini leashes on his lapels and threatens daily to poison the water supply, the Married Ladies Card Club, and Minerva, a spiritualist. Between being Jim's buddy, cuddling up to a torch singer, ... Written by Teresa B. O'Donnell <sun.moon.stars@worldnet.att.net>

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Welcome to Savannah, Georgia. A City Of Hot Nights And Cold Blooded Murder.


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Rated R for language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Also Known As:

Medianoche en el jardín del bien y del mal  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,233,658 (USA) (21 November 1997)

Gross:

£125,235 (UK) (17 April 1998)
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The character of Luther driggers was based on real life long savannahian moe fetzer, and was in fact a chemist employed by the federal government. He was poorly portrayed in the book as he was not an eccentric at all. he never had a bottle of poison that could wipe out the population ( he claimed he could have being a chemist), and the fly on a string was a one time indecent at a party. He died hating the way he was portrayed by John. See more »

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In court, when the Detective takes the stand, the area in front of jury is empty/open. When Sonny Seiler starts to question the Detective about the crime scene, a large wooden table suddenly appears in front of the jury box. In fact, when talking about the cat in the crime scene photo, Sonny sits on this table facing the jury. In the very next scene, the table is gone again. See more »

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Minerva: Quit eye balling me, Flavius. I knew you when you was a two bit hustler on Bull Street.
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Closing disclaimer: This film is based upon John Berendt's book "MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL". Dialogue and certain events and characters contained in the film were created for the purposes of dramatization. See more »

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Too Marvelous For Words
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C'Mon Kevin!
31 July 1998 | by (Seattle, Washington) – See all my reviews

Ya know, when I first saw Kevin Spacey in Swimming with Sharks, I was impressed. Than in A time to kill. But now that I see him in this dump of a movie, I just don't know. With the talent they had in this movie, it could've been a whole lot better. I was really disappointed.

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