You Don't Know Jack

You Don't Know Jack Information

You Don't Know Jack is a 2010 television film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian, based in part on the book, Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Life and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia. The film was shot in the New York boroughs of Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn, as well as Detroit, Michigan, and surrounding areas (where the film also takes place). At the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, Al Pacino won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, along with the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award in 2011 for his role as Kevorkian. The film was also nominated for Outstanding Made for Television Movie at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.


A look at the life and work of physician-assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian. Jack introduces a new idea of doctor assisted suicide. His aim is to help the hopeless patients who are suffering pain to commit suicide effortlessly.


  • Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian
  • Danny Huston as Geoffrey Fieger
  • Susan Sarandon as Janet Good
  • Brenda Vaccaro as Margo Janus
  • John Goodman as Neal Nicol
  • James Urbaniak as Jack Lessenberry
  • Eric Lange as John Skrzynski
  • John Engler as Himself (stock footage)
  • Richard E. Council as Judge David Breck
  • Sandra Seacat as Janet Adkins


The film was nominated for 15 Emmys and won two: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Al Pacino and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie for Adam Mazer. Al Pacino also won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award for his performance.

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