Thursday, April 08, 2010

Al Pacino: The Lifes And Deaths Of Jack Kevorkian

"You Don't Know Jack" is the 2010 HBO TV film, directed by Barry Levinson ("Bugsy") starring actor Al Pacino as 'Dr. Jack Kevorkian'.

Cast includes Danny Huston as 'Geoffrey Feiger', Susan Sarandon as 'Janet Good', James Urbaniak as 'Jack Lessenbury', John Goodman as 'Neal Nicol' and Eric Lange as 'John Skrzynski'.

Producers are Scott Ferguson and Lydia Dean Pilcher from a screenplay written by Adam Mazer, Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie.

Murad "Jack" Kevorkian is the real-life American pathologist, 'right-to-die' activist, painter, composer, and jazz instrumentalist, noted for publicly championing a terminal patient's right to die via physician-assisted suicide.

Kevorkian claims to have killed at least 130 patients, saying that "dying is not a crime." Between 1999 and 2007, Kevorkian served eight years of a 10-to-25-year prison sentence for second-degree murder. He was released on parole June 1, 2006, due to 'good behavior'.

Levinson's film is described as "...a special look at the life and life's work of 'doctor-assisted-suicide' proponent Dr. Jack Kevorkian, starring Al Pacino taking on the role of the controversial doctor..."

"You Don't Know Jack" airs April 24.

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