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You Don't Know Jack (2010)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  24 April 2010 (USA)
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A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.

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Dr. Jack Kevorkian (1928 - 2011 ) in the 1990s, when he defies Michigan law assisting the suicide of terminally-ill persons. Support comes from his sister, a lab tech, the Hemlock Society president, and a lawyer. The child of survivors of the Armenian genocide interviews applicants: his sister video tapes them. He assembles a device allowing a person to initiate a three-chemical intravenous drip. The local D.A., the governor, and the Legislature respond. In court scenes, Kevorkian is sometimes antic. He's single-minded about giving dying individuals the right to determine how their lives will end. He wants the Supreme Court to rule. He picks a fight he can't win: is it hubris or heroism? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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This man thinks you deserve to die in peace. See more »

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During initial production, this was developed as a feature film before it became a television film. See more »

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Kervorkian was tried in 1993 in Detroit Recorders Court, which was at the time housed in the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice, a brutalist modern building constructed in 1968. When he exits the courthouse in the movie, Kervorkian walks out of the 19th century Roman Baroque old Wayne County building. See more »

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Jack Kevorkian: Oh, the lingering of death. What a business. Keep death alive. Hospitals don't make money otherwise. Drug companies either. If you're rich and you have the money, you can pay to die. But the poor, they can only afford to stick it out and suffer.
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D-Minor, BWV 1008: Courante
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Edited by Pierre Fournier
Performed by Yo-Yo Ma
Courtesy of Sony Masterworks
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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what an excellent film
26 April 2010 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

Excellence! What a great production! All the way with the acting,writing,directing,cinematography,music and editing.All superb. I'm just happy how compalling and how well-thought this movie was. It takes you to a man's story about life and death and how it all goes down when the life turns its back on people and how different people respond to them. The thing that really captivated me was that how people's reactions and choices differed from each other in this movie.It reminded me of all the same things that are happening around me.Wel...I've never been a big Pacino fan but man..how wrong was i! What else to say?! It's just great.Please see it.


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