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A lesson before dying / 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, 1925-2014 (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 (Firm) (Added Author). Ellen M. Krass Productions. (Added Author). Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michael Brown ; music, Ernest Troost. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville DVD ADULT-F LESSON 694 (Text) 34706000986515 DVD Fiction Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown ADVD LESSON (Text) 79361000039641 Adult Fiction DVDs Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library DVD FIC LESSON (Text) 37500004333213 Movies Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) DRA LES (Text) 30032001419776 DVD DRAMA Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch DVD FIC LESSON (Text) 33946002324494 Movies . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0783117159
  • ISBN: 9780783117157
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York : HBO Home Video, [1999]

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:
Language Note:
Closed-captioned; in English and Spanish soundtracks with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Subject: African American men > Louisiana > Drama.
Death row inmates > Louisiana > Drama.
Friendship > Louisiana > Drama.
Louisiana > Race relations > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.

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