A Lesson Before Dying (film)

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A Lesson Before Dying
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Created by Ernest J. Gaines (novel)
Written by Ann Peacock (teleplay)
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 television film released in 1999 adapted from the Ernest J. Gaines novel of the same name.

Cast and characters[edit]

  • Don Cheadle – Grant Wiggins
  • Cicely Tyson – Tante Lou
  • Mekhi Phifer – Jefferson
  • Elaine Russell – Miss Emma
  • Brent Jennings – Reverend Ambrose
  • Lisa Arrindell Anderson – Vivian Baptiste
  • Frank Hoyt Taylor – Sheriff Guidry
  • Stuart Culpepper – Henri Pichot
  • Patty Mack – Inez
  • Elijah Kelley – Clarence
  • Wynton Yates – Louis Washington
  • Clay Chappell – Paul
  • Cierra Meche – Estelle


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