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

Benedetti, Robert L. (Added Author). Sargent, Joseph, 1925- (Added Author). Peacock, Ann. (Added Author). Tyson, Cicely. (Added Author). Phifer, Mekhi, 1975- (Added Author). Cheadle, Don. (Added Author). Gaines, Ernest J., 1933- Lesson before dying. (Added Author). HBO Video (Firm) (Added Author). Spanky Pictures. (Added Author). Ellen M. Krass Productions. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Batesville Memorial Public Library - Batesville DVD ADULT-F LESSON 694 (Text) 34706000986515 DVD Fiction Available -
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown ADVD LESSON (Text) 79361000039641 Adult Fiction DVDs Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch DVD FIC LESSON (Text) 33946002324494 Movies . 2nd Floor Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library DVD Lesson (Text) 31208911032524 audiovisual Available -
Schricker Main Library DRA LES (Text) 30032001419776 DVD DRAMA Available -
Seymour Main Library DVD FIC LESSON (Text) 37500004333213 Movies Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0783117159
  • ISBN: 9780783117157
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York : HBO Home Video, c1999.

Content descriptions

General Note: Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.
See interactive menu for special features.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michael Brown ; music, Ernest Troost.
Participant or Performer Note: Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Mekhi Phifer.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note: Rated PG-13.
System Details Note: DVD.
Language Note: Closed-captioned; in English and Spanish soundtracks with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Subject: Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
African American men > Louisiana > Drama.
Death row inmates > Louisiana > Drama.
Friendship > Louisiana > Drama.
Louisiana > Race relations > Drama.

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