A Lesson Before Dying (film)

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A Lesson Before Dying
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Based on Ernest J. Gaines (novel)
Written by Ann Peacock
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Starring Don Cheadle
Cicely Tyson
Mekhi Phifer
Irma P. Hall
Theme music composer Ernest Troost
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Cinematography Donald M. Morgan
Editor(s) Michael Brown
Running time 105 minutes
Production company(s) Ellen M. Krass Productions
Home Box Office
Spanky Pictures
Distributor Future Film
Home Box Office
mediacs AG
Original network HBO
Original release 22 May 1999

A Lesson Before Dying is a 1999 American made-for-television drama film adapted from the Ernest J. Gaines novel of the same name. It won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie.

Cast and characters


  • "The Primetime Emmy Awards: The 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards". TV.com. 1999. Archived from the original on 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2009-01-08.

External links

  • A Lesson Before Dying on IMDb
  • A Lesson Before Dying at AllMovie

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