"You Don't Know Jack" Movie Review
Jack Kevorkian, "Dr. Death"
"You Don't Know Jack"
"You Don't Know Jack," HBO's 2011 movie about Jack Kevorkian, premiered this week. Al Pacino did a terrific job as Jack Kevorkian. His portrayal of Kevorkian was sympathetic but not one-sided. The cast included Susan Sarandon as Janet Good a local Hemlock Society woman. Danny Huston as Kevorkian's lawyer, Geoffrey Fieger, and John Goodman as Kevorkian's druggist friend and volunteer assistant. Brenda Vaccaro plays Marge Janus, Kevorkian's sister who is a euthanasia advocate who encourages and assists Jack. The movie evokes sympathy for Kevorkian while presenting both sides of the assisted suicide issue.
4-29-10 MetroTimes--"You Don't Know Jack" Reviewed by Jack Lessenberry, (also a character in the movie)
- "Knowing Jack," by Jack Lessenberry
"The Jack Lessenberry in the film is not really me at all, but a blend of several journalists and a metaphor for all of them. Since the actor playing me (James Urbaniak) was younger and thinner than I am, with glossy black hair, I won't complain."
NY Times Review "You Don't Know Jack"
- "You Don't Know Jack" Review
Al Pacino taps into the underside of Jack Kevorkian, Dr. Death, in an HBO film.
4-22-10 Detroit Free Press--Al Pacino Nails Dr. Kevorkian in New HBO Movie Premiered this Week
- Al Pacino "Becomes" Jack Kevorkian In Barry Levinson HBO Movie
And what was meeting Kevorkian like? "He's quite a character," says Levinson, who won an Oscar for "Rain Man" in 1988.
10-15-09 HBO Shooting Movie in Detroit on Dr. Death
- HBO\'s Kevorkian movie shooting in Detroit - UPI.com
Scenes for an HBO movie about assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian are being shot in the Detroit area, witnesses said.
Danny Huston Plays Kevorkian's Lawyer, Geoffrey Fieger
- HBO Filiming Movie On Dr. Death in Detroit
When Geoffrey Fieger was asked about the guy who's playing him in the upcoming HBO movie about Jack Kevorkian, he had this to say: "Who's Danny Huston?" But the famed attorney was only kidding. When "You Don't Know Jack" came to metro
Jack Kevorkian on CBS
Mitch Albom Interviews "Dr. Death"
Jack Kevorkian, "Dr. Death," was recently paroled after serving eight years of a 10-25-year sentence for 2nd degree murder for a fatally injecting a terminally ill individual who wished to end his life. Kevorkian claims to have assisted 130 people to end their lives. Kevorkian is a pathologist and a native of Pontiac, Michigan, who alienated many but had supporters as well in his crusade in the 1990s for assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.
Kevorkian was interviewed recently by Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press. Here's a link to Albom's interview: Unfortunately, The Detroit Free Press kills links to its articles and op-eds after a week or so. Therefor, the link to Mitch Albom's interview with the good doctor is as dead as one of Kevorkian's patients, if that's the right word.
Neil Cavuto interview with Jack Kevorkian
Jack Kevorkian, "Dr. Death"
6-4-11NYTimes--Jack Kevorkian Dies at 83
- Dr. Jack Kevorkian Dies at 83 - Backed Assisted Suicide - NYTimes.com
A medical pathologist, Dr. Kevorkian challenged social taboos about disease and dying and helped dozens of terminally ill patients end their lives.
6-8-11MetroTimes--"The Meaining of Dr. K" by Jack Lessenberry
- The meaning of Dr. K. - Columns - Detroit Metro Times
Yet that doesn't mean he didn't have an impact. Washington and Oregon have legalized limited forms of physician-assisted death. Doctors are more sensitive to pain management issues than they were before Dr. Death came on the scene. Awareness of and