A Lesson Before Dying

Rated PG-13 101 minutes 1999

Grant Wiggins (Don Cheadle) is an African-American schoolteacher in the pre-Civil Rights Movement South who feels conflicted about his status as one of the only educated black men in his area. When Grant learns of Jefferson (Mekhi Phifer), a young black man falsely accused of killing a white shop owner, he reluctantly visits the condemned prisoner. Gradually, the two form a friendship, and Grant tries to remind Jefferson of his value as a human being.

Film Credits

Director: Joseph Sargent

Producer: Ellen M. Krass, Joel Stillerman, Ted Demme and Robert Benedetti

Cast: Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, Mekhi Phifer, Irma Hall, Brent Jennings, Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Frank Taylor, Stuart Culpepper, Patty Mack, Elijah Kelly, Wynton Yates, Clay Chappel, Von Coulter, Jameelah Nuriddin, Cierra Meche, Walter Breaux Jr., Dana Ivey, Michael Sahr Ngaujah, David Kote, Danny Nelson, Larry McDonald, Sonny Shroyer, Carol Sutton, Layton Martens and Ronald McCall

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