Lesson Before Dying

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Lesson Before Dying Synopsis

In the 1940's South, an African-American man is wrongly accused of the killing a a white store owner. In his defense, his white attorney equates him with a lowly hog, to indicate that he didn't have the sense to know what he was doing. Nevertheless convicted, he is sentenced to die, but his godmother and the aunt of the local schoolteacher convince school teacher go to the convicted man's cell each day to try to reaffirm to him that he is not an animal but a man with dignity.

Rated for a scene of violence, brief strong language and some sensuality

Lesson Before Dying Casts

Mekhi Phifer

Jefferson

Irma P. Hall

Miss Emma

Don Cheadle

Grant Wiggins

Cicely Tyson

Tante Lou

Elijah Kelley

Clarence

Dana Ivey

Edna Guidry

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