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You don't know Jack [videorecording] / HBO Films presents a Bee Holder production ; a Cine Mosaic production ; a Levinson/Fontana production ; a Barry Levinson film ; produced by Scott Ferguson ; executive producers, Steve Lee Jones, Glenn Rigberg, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana ; written by Adam Mazer ; directed by Barry Levinson
Alternate Title You do not know Jack
Title on disc label and container: You don't know Jack : the life and deaths of Jack Kevorkian
[Santa Monica, CA] : HBO Films ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Armenian Research Center  371    CALL 593-5181
Subject Kevorkian, Jack -- Drama
Subject(s) Pathologists -- United States -- Drama
Right to die -- Drama
Assisted suicide -- Drama
Assisted suicide -- United States -- Drama
Subject Michigan -- Drama
Physical Description 1 videodisc (ca. 134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note ACCESS: May only be used at the Armenian Research Center ; please call 313 593-5181 for Center hours
Based in part on the book, Between the dying and the dead by Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie
Special features: Featurette "The real Jack/Inner circle" (10 min.) a behind-the-scenes featurette that provides insight into the real Jack Kevorkian and his family, friends, and supporters through interviews with the film's cast and their real life counterparts
Note - System Details DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 16:9 [1.78:1]
Language In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned
Cast Al Pacino (Jack Kevorkian), Susan Sarandon (Janet Good), Danny Huston (Geoffrey Fieger), Brenda Vaccaro (Margo Janus), John Goodman (Neal Nicol), Cotter Smith (Dick Thompson), James Urbaniak (Jack Lessenberry), David Wilson Barnes (David Gorcyca), Ana Reeder (Lynn Mills), Sandra Seacat (Janet Adkins), Adam Mucci (Dave Gorosh), Eric Lange (John Skrzynski), Deborah Hedwall (Melody Youk), Rondi Reed (Judge Cooper)
Credits Director of photography, Eigil Bryld ; editor, Aaron Yanes ; production designer, Mark Ricker ; music composed by Marcelo Zarvos ; costume designer, Rita Ryack
Note Originally broadcast on HBO in 2010
Rating: TV-14; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A
Summary In the late 1980s, 61-year-old former pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian launched a crusade to provide what he considered a humane and dignified option for the terminally ill--assisted suicide. Aided by his loyal friend Neal Nicol, and his older sister Margo Janus, Kevorkian begins offering his "death counseling" services to a grateful and burgeoning clientele. He earns the support of Hemlock Society activist Janet Good and the wrath of the county prosecutor's office. Repeatedly arrested, it was thanks to talented attorney Geoffrey Fieger that Kevorkian was repeatedly exonerated. But as the national news media catapulted him to notoriety, Kevorkian continued his work, risking everything in his fervor to change the prevailing laws and challenge society's attitude towards the right to die
Contents A monumental opportunity -- America's quack -- Tell me when -- Establish a criteria -- A religious man -- Reconciled -- Here's your truth -- Out of the dark ages -- Come closer -- Uncharted territory -- An assumption -- The judgment of history
Note Emmy Awards, 2010: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Pacino); Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Series Armenian Research Center collection
Alternate Author Levinson, Barry
Jones, Steve Lee
Rigberg, Glenn
Pilcher, Lydia Dean
Fontana, Tom, 1951-
Mazer, Adam
Pacino, Al, 1940-
Sarandon, Susan, 1946-
Huston, Danny, 1962-
Vaccaro, Brenda, 1939-
Goodman, John, 1952-
Smith, Cotter
Urbaniak, James, 1963-
Barnes, David Wilson
Nicol, Neal. Between the dying and the dead
Wylie, Harry. Between the dying and the dead
HBO Films
Bee Holder (Firm)
Cine Mosaic (Firm)
Levinson/Fontana Company
Warner Home Video (Firm)
HBO Home Entertainment (Firm)

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