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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.
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Harney County Library DVD YOU (Text) 37720000455386 Video DVD None 04/12/2012 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780780662131
  • ISBN: 078066213X
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
    videodisc
    videorecording
  • Publisher: [Santa Monica, CA] : HBO Films, [2010]
  • Distributor: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video.

Content descriptions

General Note: Emmy Awards, 2010: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Pacino); Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned.
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.
Based in part on the book, Between the dying and the dead by Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Eigil Bryld ; editor, Aaron Yanes ; production designer, Mark Ricker ; music composed by Marcelo Zarvos ; costume designer, Rita Ryack.
Participant or Performer Note: 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).
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally broadcast on HBO in 2010.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV-14; Canadian Home Video rating: 14A.
System Details Note:
DVD; Region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo; widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 16:9 [1.78:1].
Language Note:
In English, dubbed French or Spanish with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Awards Note:
Emmy Awards, 2010: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Pacino); Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Subject: Michigan Drama
Assisted suicide United States Drama
Assisted suicide Drama
Right to die Drama
Pathologists United States Drama
Kevorkian, Jack Drama
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