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The Resource A lesson before dying, Spanky Pictures production in association with Ellen M. Krass Productions ; a Joseph Sargetn film ; producer, Robert Benedetti ; teleplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Joseph Sargent

A lesson before dying, Spanky Pictures production in association with Ellen M. Krass Productions ; a Joseph Sargetn film ; producer, Robert Benedetti ; teleplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Joseph Sargent

Label
A lesson before dying
Title
A lesson before dying
Statement of responsibility
Spanky Pictures production in association with Ellen M. Krass Productions ; a Joseph Sargetn film ; producer, Robert Benedetti ; teleplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Joseph Sargent
Contributor
Actor
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
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
Cataloging source
ZNM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michael Brown ; music, Ernest Troost
Dewey number
791.45/72
Intended audience
Rated PG-13
Language note
In English and Spanish soundtracks with optional English, French and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English
LC call number
  • PN1992.77
  • PN1992.8.D7
  • PS3557.A355
LC item number
  • .L47 2010
  • L47 2010
  • L47 1999
PerformerNote
Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Mekhi Phifer
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1925-2014
  • 1975-
  • 1933-2019
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Benedetti, Robert L.
  • Peacock, Ann
  • Sargent, Joseph
  • Tyson, Cicely
  • Phifer, Mekhi
  • Cheadle, Don
  • Gaines, Ernest J.
  • Spanky Pictures (Firm)
  • Ellen M. Krass Productions
  • HBO Video (Firm)
Runtime
101
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gaines, Ernest J
  • Gaines, Ernest J
  • African American men
  • Death row inmates
  • Louisiana
  • Friendship
  • African American men
  • Death row inmates
  • Friendship
  • Race relations
  • Louisiana
  • African Americans
  • Prisoners
  • Friendship
  • Race relations
  • Louisiana
  • Louisiana
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
A lesson before dying, Spanky Pictures production in association with Ellen M. Krass Productions ; a Joseph Sargetn film ; producer, Robert Benedetti ; teleplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Joseph Sargent
Instantiates
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Originally produced as a made-for-Tv movie in 1999
  • Special features: interactive menus ; cast and crew bios ; scene selections
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43621328
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9780783117157
Lccn
43621328
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
026359157028
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 91570
  • 3000031905
  • 2000041959
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
HBO91570D
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen (4:3)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A lesson before dying, Spanky Pictures production in association with Ellen M. Krass Productions ; a Joseph Sargetn film ; producer, Robert Benedetti ; teleplay by Ann Peacock ; directed by Joseph Sargent
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines
  • Originally produced as a made-for-Tv movie in 1999
  • Special features: interactive menus ; cast and crew bios ; scene selections
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43621328
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (101 min.)
Isbn
9780783117157
Lccn
43621328
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
026359157028
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 91570
  • 3000031905
  • 2000041959
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
HBO91570D
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen (4:3)
Video recording format
DVD

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