Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
John Cusack John Kelso
Kevin Spacey James 'Jim' Williams
Jack Thompson Sonny Seiler
Irma P. Hall Minerva
Jude Law Billy Carl Hanson
Alison Eastwood Mandy Nichols
Paul Hipp Joe Odom
Lady Chablis Lady Chablis (as The Lady Chablis)
Dorothy Loudon Serena Dawes
Anne Haney Margaret Williams
Kim Hunter Betty Harty
Geoffrey Lewis Luther Driggers
Richard Herd Henry Skerridge
Leon Rippy Detective Boone
Bob Gunton Finley Largent
Michael O'Hagan Geza Von Habsburg
Gary Anthony Williams Bus Driver
Tim Black Jeff Braswell
Muriel Moore Mrs. Baxter
Sonny Seiler Judge White
Terry Rhoads Assistant D.A.
Victor Brandt Bailiff
Patricia Herd Juror #1
Nick Gillie Juror #20
Patrika Darbo Sara Warren
J. Patrick McCormack Doctor
Emma Kelly Herself
Tyrone Lee Weaver Ellis
Greg Goossen Prison Cell Lunatic (as Gregory Goossen)
Shannon Eubanks Mrs. Hamilton
Virginia Duncan Card Club Woman #1
Rhoda Griffis Card Club Woman #2
Judith Robinson Card Club Woman #3
Jo Ann Pflug Cynthia Vaughn (as Joann Pflug)
James Moody Mr. Glover
John Duncan Gentleman in Park
Bess S. Thompson Pretty Girl
Jin Hi Soucy Receptionist
Michael Rosenbaum George Tucker
Dan Biggers Harry Cramm
Movie Details
Genre Crime; Drama
Director Clint Eastwood
Producer Clint Eastwood; Arnold Stiefel; Anita Zuckerman; John Lee Hancock
Writer John Berendt; John Lee Hancock
Studio Warner Bros.
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 155 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Readers of John Berendt's bestselling novel were bound to be at least somewhat disappointed by this big-screen adaptation, but despite mixed reaction from critics and audiences, there's still plenty to admire about director Clint Eastwood's take on the material. Readers will surely miss the rich atmosphere and societal detail that Berendt brought to his "Savannah story," and the movie can only scratch the surface of Georgian history, tradition, and wealthy decadence underlying Berendt's fact-based murder mystery. Still, Eastwood maintains an assured focus on the wonderful eccentrics of Savannah, most notably a gay Savannah antiques dealer (superbly played by Kevin Spacey), who may or may not have killed his friend and alleged lover (Jude Law). John Cusack plays the Town & Country journalist who arrives in Savannah to find much more than he bargained for--including the city's legendary drag queen Lady Chablis (playing "herself")--and John Lee Hancock's smoothly adapted screenplay succeeds in bringing Berendt's characters vividly to life with plenty of flavorful dialogue. In similar fashion to Warner's acclaimed DVD of L.A. Confidential, this classy DVD includes a behind-the-scenes documentary titled The Real People in the Garden and an interactive map tour of Savannah and its most celebrated (or notorious) citizens. The original theatrical trailer is also included. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 90
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Dual layer
UPC 085391477624
Chapters 43
Release Date 2002
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen
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