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Al Pacino in HBO’s “You Don’t Know Jack,’’ about the man known as “Dr. Death’’ for promoting assisted suicide. Al Pacino in HBO’s “You Don’t Know Jack,’’ about the man known as “Dr. Death’’ for promoting assisted suicide. (Abbot Genser/HBO)
By Matthew Gilbert
Globe Staff / April 23, 2010

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There are many, many haunting scenes in HBO’s docudrama “You Don’t Know Jack.’’ We see suffering people dying slowly: a man with ALS grieving his loss of strength and dignity, barely able to hold up his head. And then we see their dying quicken: the same man triggering a suicide device, nodding off forever, his stricken wife gazing on. (Full article: 729 words)

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