A Lesson Before Dying (1999)

In the 1940s South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a 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 school teacher 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.

Directing:
  • Joseph Sargent

Writing:
  • Ernest J. Gaines
  • Ann Peacock

Stars:
Release Date: 1999-05-22
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 101
Mekhi Phifer
Mekhi Phifer
Jefferson
Irma P. Hall
Irma P. Hall
Miss Emma
Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
Grant Wiggins
Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
Tante Lou
Lisa Arrindell Anderson
Lisa Arrindel...
Vivian Baptiste
Dana Ivey
Dana Ivey
Edna Guidry
Brent Jennings
Brent Jenning...
Reverend Ambrose
Elijah Kelley
Elijah Kelley
Clarence
Frank Hoyt Taylor
Frank Hoyt Ta...
Sheriff Guidry
Von Coulter
Von Coulter
Farrell Jarreau
Lisa Arrindell
Lisa Arrindel...
Vivian Baptiste
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