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Title A lesson before dying [(DVD) videorecording] / Spanky Pictures production in association with Ellen M. Krass Productions ; producer, Robert Benedetti ; teleplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Joseph Sargent.

Publication Info. New York : HBO Home Video, [1999]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F LESSON B    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; full screen, stereo.
Language Closed-captioned; in English and Spanish soundtracks with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Cast Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Mekhi Phifer.
Credits Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michael Brown ; music, Ernest Troost.
Note Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.
See interactive menu for special features.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Audience Rated PG-13
Summary A frustrated teacher in a southern town, whose education is being underutilized, finds his own purpose in helping bring meaning to the last days of a young man due to be executed. In teaching one person to die with dignity, he redeems himself.
Subject African American men -- Louisiana -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Death row inmates -- Louisiana -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Friendship -- Louisiana -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Louisiana -- Race relations -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Benedetti, Robert L.
Sargent, Joseph, 1925-2014.
Peacock, Ann.
Tyson, Cicely.
Phifer, Mekhi, 1975-
Cheadle, Don.
Gaines, Ernest J., 1933- Lesson before dying.
HBO Video (Firm)
Spanky Pictures.
Ellen M. Krass Productions.
ISBN 0783117159
Standard No. 026359157028
Music No. 91570 HBO Home Video
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