Al Pacino portrays "Dr. Death"

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HBO Films presents You Don't Know Jack, a biopic about Dr. Jack Kevorkian starring Al Pacino and directed by Barry Levinson ( Diner, Rain Man, Wag the Dog). The television movie debuts on the US-based premium channel, April 24.

The cast also includes Susan Sarandon, John Goodman, and Danny Huston ( X-Men Origins). It is loosely based on the book Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Life and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia by Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie.

The story looks at the life and controversial work of the American physician who has advocated doctor-assisted suicide and terminal patients' right-to-die.

Kevorkian claims he assisted in 130 euthanasia cases, stating "dying is not a crime." As a result, he served eight years in prison between 1999 and 2007 and was dubbed "Dr. Death."

The teaser trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTDlVgG4dQE&feature=player_embedded

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