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A lesson before dying Cover Image VHS VHS

A lesson before dying

Sargent, Joseph, 1925-2014 (Added Author). Benedetti, Robert L. (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). Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Mekhi Phifer, Brent Jennings, Irma P. Hall. (Cast).

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.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0783114559
  • ISBN: 9780783114552
  • Physical Description: videorecording
    1 videocassette (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
  • Publisher: New York : HBO Home Video, c1999.

Contents / Notes

General Note: Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Restricted to home use or face to face teaching.
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, Brent Jennings, Irma P. Hall.
System Details Note:
Language Note:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Gaines, Ernest J 1933- Television adaptations
Gaines, Ernest J 1933- Film adaptations
African American men Louisiana Drama
Death row inmates Louisiana Drama
Friendship Louisiana Drama
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Louisiana Race relations Drama

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