A Lesson Before Dying [DVD] [1999]

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.
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Special Features

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


A Lesson Before Dying
Don Cheadle, Mekhi Phifer, and Cicely Tyson star in this drama set in the 1940s about a black man sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit and teacher who is to counsel him as he awaits execution. A Lesson Before Dying is based on a novel by Ernest J. Gaines. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Don Cheadle
    Don Cheadle - Grant Wiggins
  • Cicely Tyson
    Cicely Tyson - Tante Lou
  • Mekhi Phifer
    Mekhi Phifer - Jefferson
  • Irma P. Hall
    Irma P. Hall - Miss Emma
  • Brent Jennings
    Brent Jennings - Reverend Ambrose

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