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You Don't Know Jack

You Don't Know Jack

Photo Credit: Abbot Genser/HBO
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Saturday, April 24, 2010 N/A
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  • Season: 2009-10
  • Network: HBO
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: Biography, True Story, Social Issue, Medical/Disease/Mental Illness

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Plot Synopsis

In 1989, 61-year-old former pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian launches his crusade to provide what he considers to be a humane and dignified option for the terminally ill - assisted suicide. Aided by loyal friend Neal Nicol and older sister Margo Janus, Kevorkian begins offering "death counseling" services to a grateful and burgeoning clientele. He earns the support of Hemlock Society activist Janet Good and the wrath of the county prosecutor's office. Flamboyant attorney Geoffrey Fieger agrees to represent Kevorkian in court at no charge, and Jack is repeatedly exonerated, despite the impassioned efforts of his detractors. As the media catapults him to the forefront of national news coverage, Kevorkian continues his work, helping 130 patients end their lives. Jack risks it all in his fervor to challenge the prevailing laws and challenge society's attitude towards the right to die.


Production Company:

  • Bee Holder, Cine Mosaic, Levinson/Fontana

Production Type:

  • Independent
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