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You Don't Know Jack -- Al Pacino stars as Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the infamous "Doctor Death" who became the poster child for assisted suicide in the 1990s.

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Writer (WGA):
Adam Mazer (written by)
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Release Date:
24 April 2010 (USA) See more »
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This man wants you to die on your own terms. See more »
Plot:
A look at the life and work of doctor-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 30 nominations See more »
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A compelling, interesting, informative docudrama of Dr. Death in which you may find either dark or may cheer depending on your stance with euthanasia. See more (52 total) »

Cast

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Al Pacino ... Jack Kevorkian

Brenda Vaccaro ... Margo Janus

John Goodman ... Neal Nicol

Deirdre O'Connell ... Linda

Todd Susman ... Stan Levy

Adam Lubarsky ... Brian Russell

Jennifer Mudge ... Female Reporter

Jeremy Bobb ... David Rivlin

Rutanya Alda ... Vendor

James Urbaniak ... Jack Lessenberry
Henny Russell ... Oakhill Spokesperson

Henry Strozier ... Oakhill Doctor

Sandra Seacat ... Janet Adkins

Neil Brooks Cunningham ... Rod Adkins

Susan Sarandon ... Janet Good
David Wilson Barnes ... David Gorcyca

Cotter Smith ... Dick Thompson

Danny Huston ... Geoffrey Fieger

Logan Crawford ... Bob Bender

John Rue ... Ray Good

Allen Lewis Rickman ... Dr. Dragovic

Kris Eivers ... Deputy

Thomas Piper ... Local News Anchor
Donna Basilio ... Fieger's Secretary

Richard Council ... Judge David Breck

Delaney Williams ... Detective

Jason Babinsky ... Detective

Teresa Yenque ... Isabel Correa

Jaime Tirelli ... Trino Correa

John Henry Cox ... Mr. Kinsey

Adam Driver ... Glen Stetson
Annie Murray ... Myra Bayless

Ana Reeder ... Lynn Mills

Angela Pierce ... Keenie
Jonathan Teague Cook ... Hugh Gale
Jacqueline Knapp ... Mrs. Gale

Tom Kemp ... Carl Marlinga

Jordan Lage ... Beaumont Doctor

Mason Pettit ... Construction Worker

Daryl Edwards ... Judge Jackson
Daniel Marcus ... Landlord

William R. Spencer ... Male Reporter (as William Spencer)

Michael H. Ingram ... Mayer Morganroth (as Michael Ingram)

Meghan Rafferty ... Female Reporter

Mary Boyer ... Lois Hawes

Deborah Hedwall ... Melody Youk

Eric Lange ... John Skrzynski
Kam Carmann ... Female Reporter

Rondi Reed ... Judge Cooper

Adam Mucci ... Dave Gorosh
Christina Grybel ... On-the-Street Interviewee
Bill Edwards ... On-the-Street Interviewee
Sundari ... On-the-Street Interviewee

Dan Lang ... On-the-Street Interviewee (as Daniel Lang)
Johnnie C. Ray ... On-the-Street Interviewee

Chris McGinn ... Foreman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

George Aloi ... Red Carpet Celebrity (uncredited)
Courtney Benjamin ... Supporter (uncredited)
Richard 'Rick' Bobier ... Extra with Car (uncredited)
Lamar Brown ... Reporter (uncredited)

Kevin Cannon ... Defendant (uncredited)

Peter Conboy ... Oakland County Deputy (uncredited)

John Farrer ... Hemlock Society Member (uncredited)
Robert Feeley ... Paralyzed Man in Wheelchair (uncredited)

Jay Ferraro ... Gallery Member (uncredited)

Renee Fishman ... Stenographer (uncredited)
Jacqueline Forton ... Protester (uncredited)

Jennifer Gable ... Supporter (uncredited)
Marty Garcia ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Lisa Gaulzetti ... Supporter #2 (uncredited)
Monica Greer-Sygit ... Female Reporter (uncredited)
Moe Hindi ... Paparazzi Photographer (uncredited)

Justin Hoch ... Tom Youk (uncredited)

Kevin Janaway ... Celebrity Party-Goer (uncredited)
Joseph John Justin ... Inmate (uncredited)
Vivian Kalinov ... Woman with Dodge Ram Charger (uncredited)

Frosty Lawson ... Background with Car (uncredited)

Addison LeMay ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bill Lumbert ... Supporter (uncredited)
David Macerelli ... Richard Faw Patient #56 (uncredited)

Danielle McKee ... Dorothy Lessenberry (uncredited)

Jessica Morton ... Juror (uncredited)

Chad Randau ... Entertainment News Anchor (uncredited)
Dwayne Roszkowski ... Gentleman at Courthouse (uncredited)
Bill Spencer ... Intrepid Reporter (uncredited)
Morris Lee Sullivan ... Pro-Life Advocate / Detroit Driver (uncredited)
Rennel Turner ... Protester (uncredited)
Antoine Von Boozier ... Red Carpet Celebrity (uncredited)

Bill Walters ... Michigan Inmate (uncredited)

Paul Weaver ... Gallery Member (uncredited)
Ralph A. Wilburn Jr. ... State Trooper (uncredited)

Directed by
Barry Levinson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Adam Mazer (written by)

Produced by
Lydia Dean Pilcher .... executive producer
Scott Ferguson .... producer
Tom Fontana .... executive producer
Drew Gallagher .... associate producer
Steve Lee Jones .... executive producer
Barry Levinson .... executive producer
Stephen Markey III .... associate producer
Troy Powers .... associate producer
Glenn Rigberg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Marcelo Zarvos 
 
Cinematography by
Eigil Bryld 
 
Film Editing by
Aaron Yanes 
 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
 
Production Design by
Mark Ricker 
 
Art Direction by
Amy Fritz 
Todd Seidman 
 
Set Decoration by
Rena DeAngelo 
 
Costume Design by
Rita Ryack 
 
Makeup Department
Annemarie Bradley .... hair stylist: Ms. Sarandon
John Caglione Jr. .... makeup artist: Mr. Pacino
Colleen Callaghan .... department head hair
Kymbra Callaghan .... makeup department head (as Kymbra Kelley)
Cydney Cornell .... hair stylist: Mr. Pacino
Robin Day .... assistant hair stylist
Tom Denier Jr. .... assistant makeup artist: Mr. Pacino
Dierdre Harris .... hair stylist
Natasha Ladek .... wig maker
Dorothy J. Pearl .... makeup department head (as Dorothy Pearl)
Susan Reilly LeHane .... makeup artist: Ms. Sarandon
Justin Stafford .... special hair pieces: Al Pacino
Jenny Syters .... assistant hair stylist
Jennifer Syts .... hair stylist
Joelle Troisi .... key makeup artist
Joseph Whitmeyer .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Sarah Connors .... post-production supervisor
Scott Ferguson .... unit production manager
Thomas J. Whelan .... assistant unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Timothy Bird .... first assistant director
Deanna Leslie .... second assistant director (as Deanna Leslie Kelly)
Matthew Mason .... second second assistant director
Karyn McCarthy .... key second assistant director: Michigan
 
Art Department
Bob Arietta .... on-set scenic
Jason Baker .... set dresser
Mike Biskupski .... props
Deanne Bloch .... clearance and placement coordinator
Jon Carter .... set dresser
Christiopher Chenel .... on-set dresser
John J. Ciccimarro .... key carpenter
Joe Coppola .... assistant props
Eddie DeCurtis .... set dresser
Erick Donaldson .... props assistant: Detroit
Ernie Foster .... scenic foreman
Joe Galione .... on-set dresser
Joe Galione .... set dresser
Alexander Garzero .... shopman scenic artist
Joseph Garzero .... charge scenic
Michael Grady .... set dresser
Ross Huttick .... set dresser
Michael Kall .... construction foreman
Joanna Leavens .... set decoration assistant
Vinny Mazzarella .... property master
Dave McAllister .... key construction grip
Marcus Migliore .... set dresser
Sharon Potts .... assistant property master
Paul Rovira .... construction production assistant
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
Bradley Schmidt .... assistant art director
Kristy Sicurella .... set dresser
Malcolm Sonsire .... set dresser
Jennifer B. Starke .... set decorating shopper
Steve Swanson .... set leadman
Charity Thomas .... art department coordinator
Kim Thrasher .... props
Holly Watson .... graphic designer
Tonero Williams .... assistant props
Brick Mason .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Wade Barnett .... adr recordist
Rick Chefalas .... first assistant sound editor
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Peter Fonda .... boom operator
Ruth Hernandez .... supervising adr editor
Toussaint Kotright .... cable person
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Igor Nikolic .... foley editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Brett Rothfeld .... adr recordist
Jac Rubenstein .... dialogue editor
Wyatt Sprague .... sound effects editor
Frank Stettner .... sound mixer
Donald Sylvester .... adr editor (as Don Sylvester)
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Urmson .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Urmson .... supervising sound editor
Steven Visscher .... supervising foley editor (as Steven R. Visscher)
Laura Vitale .... sound intern
Lawrence Zipf .... apprentice sound editor (as Larry Zipf)
 
Special Effects by
Connie Brink .... special effects coordinator
Joseph André Jacir .... special effects
Michael P. Saccio .... special effects technician
Matt Vogel .... special effects foreman (as Matthew Fogel)
 
Visual Effects by
John Bair .... visual effects supervisor
Vivian Connolly .... visual effects producer
Constance Conrad .... digital artist
Sergei Martirosov .... digital artist
Thomas Panayiotou .... visual effects artist
Ben Perez .... video colorist
Aaron Raff .... visual effects artist
Eric J. Robertson .... visual effects consultant
Jay Tilin .... smoke artist
Scott Winston .... compositing supervisor
 
Stunts
Joe Mancini .... precision driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip
Christian Baldi .... rigging best boy
Mike Berlucchi .... grip
Arthur Blum .... dolly grip: "a" camera
Doug Brantner .... electrician
Brian Carmichael .... video assist
Sung Rae Cho .... additional first assistant camera
Doug Cordonier .... grip
Lamont Crawford .... dolly grip: "b" camera
Ben D'Andrea .... best boy grip
Andrew D'Aurora .... electrician
Jaime Dawkins .... technocrane operator: Detroit
Jim Dickson .... grip
Taylor Drake .... grip
David A. Erickson .... electrician
Abbot Genser .... still photographer
Ted Goodwin .... rigging electric
Derek Hackett .... film loader
Robert B. Henning .... technocrane operator: Detroit
Mike Indursky .... loader
Learan Kahanov .... additional camera operator
Kevin Kasarda .... second assistant camera
Sean T. Kelly .... grip
Eric Kutner .... generator operator: base camp
Charles Libin .... camera operator
Charles Libin .... director of photography: second unit
Nathan Gabriel Lopez .... b camera second assistant
Jim Manzione .... rigging gaffer
Lou Massa .... dolly grip: "b" camera
James J. McCullagh .... best boy electric
Jim McCullagh .... gaffer
Keith McNicholas .... best boy rigging electric
Christos Moisides .... director of photography: second unit, Detroit
Francis Panuccio .... rigging grip
Jesse Panuccio .... rigging grip
John Panuccio .... key rigging grip
Christopher Raymond .... assistant camera: "b" camera
Meg Schrock .... electrician
Jeremy Schroeder .... grip
Steven Search .... assistant camera: "a" camera
Sean Souza .... additional second assistant camera
Carissa Spatcher .... grip
Debbie Stampfle .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Craig Striano .... grip
Eric Ulrich .... grip
Daniel Wallenstein .... grip
John Wendling .... electrician
Richard Yacuk .... rigging best boy grip
Douglas Pellegrino .... additional camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting
Amelia Rasche McCarthy .... casting associate (as Amelia Rasche)
Michael Rios .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Susan Antonelli .... costumer
Pattie J. Barbosa .... costumer
Nanrose Buchman .... costumer
Yvens DeThelismond .... costumer
Kristi Hoffman .... set costumer
Tommy Hollingsworth .... wardrobe production assistant
Austin Myers .... costumer
Paul A. Simmons Jr. .... wardrobe supervisor (as Paul Simmons)
Omar J. Simmons .... costumer
Maria Tortu .... associate costume designer
Benjamin Wilson .... costumer: Mr. Pacino
 
Editorial Department
Kate Abernathy .... assistant editor
Victoria Anderson .... colorist assistant
Dana Bloder .... digital intermediate producer
Sarah Brigman .... post-production coordinator
Terry Brown .... digital imaging color science
Ron Dulin .... first assistant editor
Cristina Esterás-Ortiz .... dailies producer (as Cristina Esteras-Ortiz)
Barbara Jean Kearney .... digital intermediate executive producer
Eric Leverenz .... digital imaging
Ben Perez .... colorist: dailies
Richie Roefaro .... digital intermediate technician
Tim Stipan .... digital intermediate colorist
Stan Sztaba .... negative cutter
Jay Tilin .... on-line editor
Kevin Vale .... digital film scanning and recording
Joe Violante .... dailies advisor
Christopher Rand .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... temp music editor
Mark Bächle .... copyist (as Mark Baechle)
Mark Bächle .... orchestrator (as Mark Baechle)
Bryan Carrigan .... digital score recordist
Daniel Coe .... score preparation
Jennifer L. Dunnington .... music editor (as Jennifer Dunnington)
Chris Fogel .... music recording engineer
Chris Fogel .... score mixer
Chris Fogel .... score recordist
Matthias Gohl .... score producer (as Teese Gohl)
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor (as Evyen J Klean)
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
Domnik Mack .... copyist
Jennifer Reeve .... music coordinator
Philip Rothman .... orchestrator
Jonathan Sheffer .... conductor
Antoine Silverman .... music contractor
Marcelo Zarvos .... score producer
 
Transportation Department
Frank Appedu .... driver
Archie Bane .... driver
Henry Boyle .... driver
John Clancy .... driver: cast
Robert Collins .... transportation co-captain
Joseph Fay .... driver
John Hunt .... driver
Tom Leavey .... transportation captain
William Leavey .... driver
William MacCready .... driver
Franco Rea .... transportation captain
Chip Robinson .... driver
Robert Scanlon .... driver
Frank Young .... driver
 
Other crew
Julie Adams .... dialect coach: Mr. Pacino
Jeremy Albucher .... green initiative assistant
Michael J. Babcock .... production assistant
Michael Ball .... set production assistant
Kate Beall .... location scout
Philip Byron .... office production assistant
Billy Capucilli .... stand-in/double; Al Pacino
Kevin Chang .... accounting clerk
Ira Chute .... set production assistant
Chris-Teena Constas .... location manager: Detroit
George Constas .... assistant location manager
Jeff Cossaboom .... production assistant
Ted Demski .... production assistant
Jonathan Dieringer .... accounting clerk
Samantha Kreitzer Dyer .... assistant production coordinator (as Samantha Kreitzer)
Mark Edlitz .... assistant: Ms. Sarandon
Maggie Engelhardt .... production coordinator
Dan Fugardi .... assistant to producer: Mr. Jones
Dave Ginsberg .... location scout
Dan Gloeckner .... set production assistant
Erin Henderson .... production assistant
Michelle Israel .... set production assistant: first team
Brad Jasper .... production secretary
Julie Juran .... production coordinator: Detroit
Ben Katz .... additional production assistant
Bobby Kennedy .... set production assistant
Eric Klein .... location scout
James D. Lee .... location manager
Yana Collins Lehman .... post-production accountant
Adam Levy .... set medic
Jessica Lichtner .... script supervisor
Kate Lillie .... location coordinator
Ryan McCormick .... assistant: Mr. Ferguson
Christine McKeever .... assistant to executive producer
Michael Meere .... first assistant accountant
Susan Millard .... stand-in: Ms. Sarandon
Jamie Morris .... second assistant accountant
Carissa O'Hara .... additional assistant production accountant (as Carissa Cummings)
Harley Pasternak .... fitness trainer
Derek Pastures .... parking coordinator
Martin Peterson .... set production assistant
Jess Platt .... dialect coach: Mr. Huston
Kayla Porvaznick .... set location assistant
Joaquin Diego Prange .... assistant location manager
Michael Quinn .... assistant: Mr. Pacino
Deborah Ricketts .... stock footage researcher
Doreen Roman .... set medic
Julian Ruhe .... location assistant
David Rumble .... location scout
Josh Samataro .... unit production assistant
Steven Schlick .... location scout
Drew Schofer .... location assistant
Natasha Shumny .... post facilities coordinator
Kati Sklut .... office production assistant
Jason Sosnoff .... production executive
Yorgo Stathopoulos .... location scout
Greg Sucharew .... production assistant
Rebecca Thornell .... script clearance
Mary Viviano .... assistant: Mr. Pacino
Lana Waddell .... production assistant (as Lana Rivkina)
Geoff Wehner .... production assistant
Amy L. Weishaar .... set production assistant
Constance Pierce Winters .... key production assistant: Detroit
Constance Pierce Winters .... set production assistant
Andrew T. Wood .... key production assistant
Greg Wyrick .... payroll accountant
Aaron Yanes .... title designer
Derek Yip .... production accountant
Tony Kost .... photo double: John Goodman (uncredited)
Tony Kost .... stand-in: John Goodman (uncredited)
Dennis McDermott .... stand-in (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Robert A. Ficano .... special thanks
 

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134 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Ontario) (DVD rating) | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 | UK:15

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Trivia:
Based on Neal Nicol's and Harry Wylie's novel, "Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the Assisted Suicide Machine and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia." It was published by Vision in 2006.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: About 5 minutes into the movie, Dr. Kevorkian is browsing through books in a library and the camera shows the book "How We Die" by Dr. Sherwin Nuland. This should have been around 1989-90 in Kevorkian's career. But, Dr. Nuland's book was first published in 1994.See more »
Quotes:
Geoffery Fieger:I'm going to kick your ass 'til my legs fall off.See more »
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References The Crucible (1996)See more »
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20 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
A compelling, interesting, informative docudrama of Dr. Death in which you may find either dark or may cheer depending on your stance with euthanasia., 25 April 2010
Author: Danny Blankenship from Petersburg, Virginia

HBO for one has always been the champion and best king of all-time when it comes to showing original movies, and once again they delivered a gripping and touching docudrama that will long stand in memory. Al Pacino who is always brilliant delivers once again a stand up and cheer for performance(the same way he did with his last HBO work as right wing republican closeted homosexual attorney Roy Cohn who died of AIDS). Pacino who was made to look just like Dr. Jack! Captures the man's movements and actions just perfect and so wonderfully done is his take of Kevorkian's proper northern Michigan accent. Still at the same time Pacino plays this character with some mystery as clearly the role didn't call for any showing off.

Directed by Barry Levinson(who did the award winning 1988 "Rain Man")this is a film in my opinion was a Dr. Jack against the world attitude. As clearly while watching this docudrama which is blended in with some real life media interviews of Jack's like the ones with Mike Wallace and Barbara Walters you get the feel that this film is a good cultural flash of somewhat of a media circus. Still most telling is the stubbornness of Jack as his desire to provide alternative deaths for the terminally ill outweighs anything else the films shows.

It starts in the early 1990's in Michigan as Dr. Jack Kevorkian(Al Pacino)who's bored and living like a lonely hermit with his creepy art drawings and enjoyment of watching Bugs and Tweety cartoons. All of a sudden Jack has an ideal to take the medical community by storm should I say a death storm, he wants to start assisted suicides to the sick and terminally ill and also for those who don't want to live no more. Dr. Jack is aided and supported by his sister Margo(Brenda Vaccaro)and buddy Neal(John Goodman)and enter the outspoken advocate Susan Sarandon who plays euthanasia crusader and right to die advocate Janet Good.

Along the way in a compelling and gripping fashion Kevorkian and his friends carry out death after death of those with terminal cancer, MS, the crippled, the depressed and many others who have deadly diseases. And along the way this man who feels so passionate about it he even records speeches and the actual passing away of his victims. One by one "Dr Death" gets America's attention which stirs up controversy in Michigan from the religious right and state politicians and county legislatures. Gradually the film drifts into more of a courtroom drama asking what is morally right or wrong? It's interesting and entertaining to see an old fart fight stubbornly till the age of 79.

So no matter your take on euthanasia(even though this film is pro argument for it)"You Don't Know Jack" is a lovable story that is sold wonderful from the great performances especially Al's who's right on the money and believable as "Dr. Death". It's really a great biography that educated us about the life and stubbornness of Jack Kevorkian, while at the same time an interesting, compelling and dark outspoken anti-hero docudrama that makes some want to feel grim and others want to cheer depending on what side of the aisle they take on the issue. A must see film that's controversial, historical and cultural.

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