Two Trailers for HBO’s Jack Kevorkian Film YOU DON’T KNOW JACK

     March 23, 2010

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HBO has released of two teaser trailers for their Jack Kevorkian film, You Don’t Know Jack. Both trailers are slyly and artfully cut to some appropriately unsettling and melancholy sounding music. Certainly a polarizing individual, Kevorkian shot into the public eye in the late 1980’s and early 90’s when he made his philosophy on assisted suicide known. Kevorkian created two machines, the “Thanatron” and “Mercitron” which killed those who wanted release from life. The “doctor” dodged imprisonment until 1998 when he allowed 60 Minutes to broadcast a suicide he assisted. Seeing as his medical license was revoked at the time, he was subsequently prosecuted and imprisoned. After only serving slightly more than 8 years of his projected 10-25 year sentence, Kevorkian was freed. Kervorkian is currently terminally ill with Hepatitis C, and is seeking a congressional seat in his home state of Michigan. Directed by Barry Levinson, You Don’t Know Jack stars Al Pachino as Jack Kevorkian and co-stars John Goodman and Susan Sarandon. Hit the jump for HBO’s synopsis of the film and the two teasers.

Here’s a synopsis for You Don’t Know Jack:

Kevorkian, known as Dr. Death, assisted in more than 130 suicides. After willingly sending a videotape of himself euthanizing a terminally ill man to “60 Minutes,” he was convicted in 1999 of second-degree murder and spent eight years in prison before getting paroled in 2007.

Loosely based on Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie’s book “Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s Life and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia,” the HBO film follows Kevorkian’s (Pacino) rise as he builds his infamous Mercy Machine and sets out to perform assisted suicides while waging an epic legal battles defending a patient’s right to die.

John Goodman will play Nicol, a friend and co-worker of Kevorkian since 1961 and a steadfast supporter of the right to die.

Susan Sarandon will play Janet Good, an activist with the Hemlock Society who becomes one of Jack’s staunchest supporters, working side by side with him to make humane suicide available to the terminally ill and suffering.

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