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Lesson Before Dying, A(1999)

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Brief Synopsis

Television movie based on Ernest J. Gaines' best-selling novel. In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man named Jefferson is on death row for a murder he did not commit. Teacher Grant Wiggins tries to impart learning and pride to Jefferson before his execution.

Cast & Crew

Joseph Sargent Director
Don Cheadle Grant Wiggins
Cicely Tyson Tante Lou
Mekhi Phifer Jefferson
Irma P. Hall Miss Emma
Brent Jennings Reverend Ambrose
Lisa Arrindell Anderson Vivian Baptiste
Frank Hoyt Taylor Sheriff Guidry
Stuart Culpepper Henri Pichot
Elijah Kelley Clarence
Wynton Yates Louis Washington
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MPAA Ratings:  PG-13 Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1999 Production Date: 
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Sound:  Production Co:  .....Production Company, Ellen M Krass Productions .....Production Company, Hbo Films .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Todd-Ao .....Production Company, Owen & Desalvo Company .....Production Company, Cinefilm Laboratory, Inc. .....Production Company, Pacific Title & Art Studio .....Production Company, Fotokem Film & Video .....Production Company, Mary Nelson-Duerrstein & Associates .....Production Company, .....Production Company, Dolby Laboratories, Inc. .....Production Company, Panavision, Ltd. .....Production Company, Hbo Entertainment .....Network, Hbo Home Video .....Domestic Video Distributor
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