A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

Don Cheadle
Director: Joseph Sargent Cast: Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
, Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
, Mekhi Phifer
Mekhi Phifer
Joseph Sargent

DVD (Mono)

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Joseph Sargent's solid adaptation of A Lesson Before Dying comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. English and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. English, Spanish, and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include cast and crew biographies. This well-acted drama manages to be both an effective piece of drama and a powerful social statement about racism in America.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2000
UPC: 0026359157028
Original Release: 1999
Rating: PG-13
Source: Hbo Home Video
Region Code: 1
Sound: [monaural]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 30,049

Special Features

Interactive menus; Cast and crew bios; Multiple languages and subtitles tracks; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Don Cheadle Grant Wiggins
Cicely Tyson Tante Lou
Mekhi Phifer Jefferson
Irma P. Hall Miss Emma
Brent Jennings Reverend Ambrose
Lisa Anderson Vivian Baptiste
Frank Hoyt Taylor Sheriff Guidry
Stuart Culpepper Henri Pichot
Patty Mack Inez
Elijah Kelley Clarence
Wynton Yates Louis Washington
Clay Chappell Paul
Cierra Meche Estelle

Technical Credits
Joseph Sargent Director
Robert Benedetti Producer
Charles C. Bennett Production Designer
Michael Brown Editor
Celia Costas Co-producer
Ted Demme Executive Producer
Chuck Jeffreys Stunts
Chuck Jeffries Stunts
Ellen Krass Executive Producer
Donald M. Morgan Cinematographer
Robi Reed-Humes Casting
Joel Stillerman Executive Producer
Ernest Troost Score Composer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapters
1. Main Title/Crime & Punishment [7:15]
2. The Teacher [6:38]
3. "What Can I Accomplish?" [3:05]
4. The Sheriff [4:24]
5. 1st Visit [4:16]
6. The Classroom [1:45]
7. One On One [3:53]
8. "What's It All For?" [5:53]
9. "Keep On Vexing Me!" [5:42]
10. The Pageant [3:47]
11. Date Is Set [3:24]
12. "Go Ahead And Leave." [2:51]
13. "What Am I Supposed To Be?" [7:26]
14. The Woman I'm Gonna Marry [5:13]
15. The Radio [4:20]
16. The Day Room [8:53]
17. Finding Heaven [7:38]
18. Saying Goodbye [4:24]
19. Staying Strong [5:47]
20. "Thank You, Mr. Wiggins." [4:26]

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