Taglines: Welcome to Savannah, Georgia. A City of hot nights and cold blooded murder.
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, meeting every eccentric in Savannah, participating in midnight graveyard rituals and helping solve the mysteries surrounding Billy’s murder, Kelso has his hands full.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a 1997 American crime drama film based on John Berendt’s 1994 novel of the same name, directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Kevin Spacey and John Cusack. It follows a historic preservationist and a magazine writer on a trail for the murder.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Starring: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall, Jude Law, Alison Eastwood, Lady Chablis, Dorothy Loudon, Anne Haney, Dorothy Loudon
Screenplay by: John Lee Hancock
Production Design by: Henry Bumstead
Cinematography by: Jack N. Green
Film Editing by: Joel Cox
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Art Direction by: Jack G. Taylor Jr.
Music by: Lennie Niehaus
MPAA Rating: R for language and brief violence.
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: November 21, 1997