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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.

Call number: DVD LES
Publisher: New York : HBO Home Video, c1999.
Publication date: c1999.
Subject: African American men -- Louisiana -- Drama.
Death row inmates -- Louisiana -- Drama.
Friendship -- Louisiana -- Drama.
Louisiana -- Race relations -- Drama.
Title: 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.
Physical description: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Performer note: Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Mekhi Phifer.
Credits note: Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michael Brown ; music, Ernest Troost.
Target audience note: Rated PG-13
Notes: Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.
Videodisc release of the 1999 made-for-TV movie.
See interactive menu for special features.
DVD.
Closed-captioned; in English and Spanish soundtracks with English, French and Spanish subtitles.
Summary note: 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.
Genre: Feature films.
Made-for-TV movies.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings.
Added author: Benedetti, Robert L.
Sargent, Joseph, 1925-
Peacock, Ann.
Tyson, Cicely.
Phifer, Mekhi, 1975-
Cheadle, Don.
Gaines, Ernest J., 1933- Lesson before dying.
HBO Video (Firm)
Spanky Pictures (Firm)
Ellen M. Krass Productions.
ISBN: 0783117159
9780783117157
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1130436
Bib No.: 1130436

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