Savannah, Georgia, is an interesting city and the citizens are the most interesting part. A reporter who had been hired to cover a socialite's Christmas party decides to remain there instead of heading home to New York City and begins to write a book based in the city.The Christmas party is hosted by Jim Williams (played by Kevin Spacey) and is a gathering of the local who's who of Savannah. Williams has a glorious southern style mansion covered in antiques from the world over. However, after the party is over, Williams's lover is killed and he is arrested and brought to trial. The citizens of this town are then investigated by the journalist John Kelso (played by John Cusack) as to help defend the apparent innocence of Williams.
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