|aYou don't know Jack|cHBO 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. |h[videorecording] /
|aYou do not know Jack
|aTaipei :|bdistributed by Wei Han,|cc2011.
|a1 videodisc (ca. 134 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aBased in part on the book, Between the dying and the dead by Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie.
|aSpecial 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.
|aA 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.
|aDirector of photography, Eigil Bryld ; editor, Aaron Yanes ; production designer, Mark Ricker ; music composed by Marcelo Zarvos ; costume designer, Rita Ryack.
|aAl 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).
|aOriginally broadcast on HBO in 2010.
|aIn 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.
|aRating: TV-14; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A.
|aDVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 16:9 [1.78:1].
|aIn English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned.
|aEmmy Awards, 2010: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Pacino); Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special