A Lesson Before Dying (1999)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama, Political Drama, Message Movie  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Mark Deming

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.



Black [race], death-penalty, man, execution, false-conviction, counselor, teacher


High Production Values, Sleeper