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My Own Country (1998)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 1998
"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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Dr. Abraham Verghese
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Vickie Talley
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Lloyd Flanders
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Hope Flanders
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Adam Tomei ...
Gordon Vines
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Rajani Verghese
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Allen
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Chester Mews
William Webster ...
Langdon Arwood
Sharon Dyer ...
Mrs. Vines
David Fox ...
Mr. Vines
Colleen Williams ...
Carol
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Vadivel
Ishwar Mooljee ...
Dr. S.B.T.
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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, 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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Az én országom  »

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Medicine and compassion
10 January 2000 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I read the book and the film is very true to it. My brother died of AIDs and the way the medical community treated him is very well documented in this film. The actor who plays Dr. Verghese is very good- he is able to show both his compassion and frustration with the other people in the medical community. A lot has changed, but the film is an accurate account of AIDS in the 1980's in a rural community. I also liked the music- Indian and the part the wife played- her dancing was exquisite.


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