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A Lesson Before Dying

PG-13| 1 hr. 41 min.

Plot Summary
Grant Wiggins (Don Cheadle) is an African-American schoolteacher in the pre-Civil Rights Movement South who feels conflicted about his status as one of the only educated black men in his area. When Grant learns of Jefferson (Mekhi Phifer), a young black man falsely accused of killing a white shop owner, he reluctantly visits the condemned prisoner. Gradually, the two form a friendship, and Grant tries to remind Jefferson of his value as a human being.

Cast: Don Cheadle , Cicely Tyson , Mekhi Phifer , Irma P. Hall , Brent Jennings , Lisa Arrindell Anderson , Frank Hoyt Taylor , Stuart Culpepper

Director: Joseph Sargent

Genres: Drama

A Lesson Before Dying (1999)

Release Date: January 1st, 1999|1 hr. 41 min.

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