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

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Dr. Kevorkian's original death machine (using IV drugs) was called the Thanatron, not Mercitron. The Mercitron was the name of his carbon monoxide based death machine. 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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Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Variation 3 a 1 Clav. Canone All'Unisuono
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Glenn Gould
Courtesy of Sony Masterworks
By Arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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Great Movie and Even greater Performance
17 September 2010 | by (Bangladesh) – See all my reviews

"You don't know jack" is one of the greatest movie of 2010. It Shows the life of Jack Kevorkian. If you remember the 90s than you should have a picture of Dr Jack Kevorkian in your mind. He was just as famous as any movie star. He was the daily subject of medical discussion, The Movie Shows what truly was the intention of Dr Jack Kevorkian and how he released countless people from their misery. Barry Levinson directed the movie amazingly, and as for the performance Every one performed excellent. But Al Pacino Truly stole the show, he proved why he is considered the greatest of all time by many. He lost over 20 pounds for this movie and developed a physique so different than what he originally posses. Its amazing that he was able to pull of such a physically demanding task at the age of 70. AL out did himself with each and every scene. John Goodman, Brenda Vaccaro, Danny Huston, Susan Sarandon, Cotter smith and Logan all did outstanding job in this Epic movie. You don't know jack has all the elements to keep a movie fan at the edge of their seats. If you haven't had the opportunity to see this amazing movie than i strongly suggest you see this movie and you will realize why its such a phenomenon.


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