A Lesson Before Dying

1999 · 1 hr 45 min

PG-136.780%78%50%
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In the 1940s South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing of a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. Nevertheless convicted, he is sentenced to die, but his godmother and the aunt of the local schoolteacher convince the schoolteacher to go to the convicted man's cell each day to try to reaffirm to him that he is not an animal but a man with dignity.
Directed By
Joseph Sargent
Studio
Spanky Pictures, HBO Films, Ellen M. Krass Productions

Cast of A Lesson Before Dying

DC
Don CheadleGrant Wiggins
CT
Cicely TysonTante Lou
MP
Mekhi PhiferJefferson
IH
Irma P. HallMiss Emma
BJ
Brent JenningsReverend Ambrose
LA
Lisa ArrindellVivian Baptiste
DI
Dana IveyEdna Guidry
FT
Frank Hoyt TaylorSheriff Guidry
SC
Stuart CulpepperHenri Pichot
VC
Von CoulterFarrell Jarreau
EK
WY
Wynton YatesLouis Washington

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