A Lesson Before Dying

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Running Time: 101 mins.MPAA Rating: 14
Genre: Adaptation, Drama, Period

Television movie based on Ernest J. Gaines' best-selling novel. In a small Cajun community in 1940s Louisiana, a young black man named Jefferson is on death row for a murder he did not commit. Teacher Grant Wiggins tries to impart learning and pride to Jefferson before his execution.