From HBO: Angel of mercy…or murderous “Doctor Death?” Decide for yourself when the critically acclaimed HBO original film You Don’t Know Jack premieres on DVD October 26, 2010 for the suggested price of $26.98. Directed by Academy Award winner Barry Levinson (Rain Man) and starring Academy Award and Emmy winner Al Pacino (Scent of a Woman) as Dr. Jack Kevorkian, You Don’t Know Jack is the story of one man’s obsession with challenging the rules by which we live and die.
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Featuring an all-star cast that includes Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon (Emmy® nominee for HBO’s Bernard and Doris), Danny Huston (HBO’s John Adams), Emmy® winner Brenda Vaccaro (Once Is Not Enough) and Emmy® winner John Goodman (The Big Lebowski), You Don’t Know Jack was hailed by critics as “compelling” (Newsday), “powerful” (New York Daily News), “facinating” (TV Guide) and “a marvelous fact-based account of an engrossing story” (Variety).
Dr. Kevorkian’s passionate belief that people have the right to die made him one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history. You Don’t Know Jack offers a rare look at the man behind the sensational headlines, starting with his initial foray into patient consultations and the media frenzy that ensued. Kevorkian and his allies – sister Margo, friend and medical supplier Neal Nicol, Hemlock Society activist Janet Good, and defense attorney Geoffrey Fieger – dedicated themselves to a cause fraught with legal and ethical hurdles, not to mention the real possibility of long-term imprisonment. The DVD contains “The Real Jack/Inner Circle,” is a behind the scenes look at the making of the film featuring interviews with Kevorkian, Pacino, Sarandon, Goodman, Huston, Vaccaro along with Geoffrey Fieger and Neal Nicol.
The HBO Films Presentation of a production of Bee Holder, Cine Mosaic and Levinson/Fontana is executive produced by Steve Lee Jones, Lydia Dean Pilcher (Iron Jawed Angels from HBO), Glenn Rigberg (The Night of the White Pants), Tom Fontana (Oz® from HBO) and Barry Levinson, and produced by Scott Ferguson (Temple Grandin from HBO).