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My Own Country (1998)

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"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese, and he specializes in infectious diseases. It's 1985... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Abraham Verghese
Vickie Talley
Lloyd Flanders
Hope Flanders
Gordon Vines
Rajani Verghese
Sean Hewitt ...
Chester Mews
William Webster ...
Langdon Arwood
Sharon Dyer ...
Mrs. Vines
David Fox ...
Mr. Vines
Colleen Williams ...
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Ishwar Mooljee ...
Dr. S.B.T.


"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese, and he specializes in infectious diseases. It's 1985, and AIDS is spreading from the big cities to the rural areas. Abraham takes AIDS as his personal crusade and is soon well-known for his compassion and non-judgmental treatment. He soon becomes overwhelmed with patients from the surrounding states, which strains his marriage. Written by Bill Alward

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Rated R for language including some frank sexual discussion | See all certifications »




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1998 (USA)  »

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Az én országom  »

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I am not sure how I missed this movie. It says it was released in 1999. I stumbled onto this tonight on a cable channel. I was quite surprised to find out it is a "made for TV movie". This movie touched my heart and made me see things from different perspectives. What a rewarding life this Dr. must have. Based on a true story, it brings light to taboo subjects and how many different cultures and people deal with it. It will make you laugh, smile, cry and maybe even all at the same time.... so have a box of Kleenex handy. The acting in this movie was very good and surprised me. If you haven't seen it, it is a must see! I highly recommend this movie if you enjoy true stories of courage and drama.

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