You Don't Know Jack

You Don't Know Jack

DVD - 2010 | Widescreen ed
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Angel of mercy, or murderous 'Doctor Death'? Jack Kevorkian is one of the most polarizing figures in modern American history, a man whose passionate belief that people have the right to die has brought him both praise and vilification.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : HBO Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2010
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780780662131
Branch Call Number: DVD YOU
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 134 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: You do not know Jack


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Sep 05, 2020

Well-scripted, superbly-acted and nicely-paced swell movie!
I don't believe in suicide, however, for the terminally ill patient, it is his or her choice beyond the law.

Apr 22, 2020

Actually want "You Don't Know Jack: The Jack Soo Story" -- available via circuit,

Jul 15, 2017

I like how the last judge asked Kevorkian whether he had seen [the movie] "Shawshank Redemption." This falsely gave me hope that she was going to be sympathetic towards Kevorkian's actions --- not!
A fitting quote from Shawshank Redemption, "RED: I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend."

7duffy Dec 21, 2014

Once again, Al Pacino is excellent. I presume the movie is factual. It seems to try to neither promote or condemn Keveorkian, but meerly explain his reasoning for doing what thinks is right. A bit long, maybe too drawn out, but overall, well made.

Oct 30, 2013

Pacino very good as Kevorkian, who died the year after this movie was released. as the song says - he fought the law and the law won. but he led the US into the assisted suicide conversation which has now taken root in several states.

Jul 20, 2013

A top flight crew of actors led by Al Pacino. Pacino may have given his best role of his career by playing the character Jack Kevorkian by keeping his own pathos out of the way of the role. I defy anyone to watch this "movie" without feeling their minds questioning whether Jack is right or is he questionable in his fight to help the sick and dying get over a hurdle that no one else can.

arlene0725 Mar 13, 2013

This was a great tv movie. I actually sympathizes with the real Dr. K and his work. Pacino rocks!

Green_Bird_203 Aug 31, 2012

Al Pacino the Grreat Actor.

kevfarley Apr 25, 2012

A very worthy biopic. Facinating issues. Remarkable courage and committment portrayed in a GREAT performance by Al Pacino.

Mar 19, 2012

I watched this movie after watching the documentary "Death in Oregon". Very interesting. Dr. Death was before his time, and I think, cared very deeply for his patients. Pacino was great!

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