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A Lesson Before Dying

1999 Rated PG-13 1hr 41m

When a young black man (Mekhi Phifer) is wrongly condemned for the murder of a white man, his family convinces a trusted schoolteacher (Don Cheadle) to visit him daily. In the process, both men learn lessons about the never-ending struggle for human dignity. Based on the prize-winning novel by Ernest J. Gaines, this moving story of racism and redemption in the Deep South received an Emmy for Outstanding Made for Television Movie.

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Movie Details

A scene of violence, brief strong language and some sensuality
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, Spanish (Neutral), French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono