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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Peter Silverman (written by) and
Robert Caswell (written by)
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Release Date:
30 May 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A breakthrough that changed the face of medicine. A unique partnership that broke the rules.
Plot:
A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 15 wins & 21 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Absolutely magnificent! See more (96 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alan Rickman ... Dr. Alfred Blalock

Mos Def ... Vivien Thomas

Kyra Sedgwick ... Mary Blalock

Gabrielle Union ... Clara Thomas

Merritt Wever ... Mrs. Saxon
Clayton LeBouef ... Harold Thomas

Charles S. Dutton ... William Thomas (as Charles Dutton)

Mary Stuart Masterson ... Dr. Helen Taussig
Cliff McMullen ... Lodel Williams
Luray Cooper ... Charles Manlove

Irene Ziegler ... Frances Grebel
John Emmanuel ... Man at park
Harold J. Abell Sr. ... Man #1
Michael E. Russell ... Bank Officer
Henri Edmonds ... Mary Thomas
Cora Shay Buck
Zoe Buck ... Young Olga Thomas
John Leslie Wolfe ... Dr. Walter Dandy
David Bailey ... The General
Matthew Welborn
Mackenzie Jo Pardi ... Mary Elizabeth Blalock

Tel Monks ... Dr. Dorsey

Bolton Marsh ... Dr. William P. Longmire Jr.
Timothy J. Scanlin Jr. ... Dr. Denton Cooley (as Timothy Scanlin)

Jonathan Watkins ... Dr. Kelvin

Jeffrey Coleman ... Security Guard
Linda Williams ... May
Wil Love ... Dr. Hecker
Brooke Gaigler ... Eileen Saxon

Patrick Brown ... Lt. Comm. Andrews
Kera Gaigler ... Eileen Saxon

Douglas Watson ... Dean Hamilton

Al Brown ... Dr. Ford (as Alan L. Brown)
Michael Eastering

Robert F. Chew ... Janitor

Elisabeth Noone ... Payroll Clerk

Doug Olear ... Michael Saxon

Marty Lodge ... Father Aucott
Sean MacLaughlin ... Dr. Swedlin
Dave Trovato ... Dr. Harmel
Carolyn Nelson

Rahaleh Nassri ... Paging Nurse
Alan Sader ... Hecker's Crony
Ralph Cosham
Nat Benchley ... Karsh

Antonio D. Charity ... Admissions Officer

Michael Mack

Sean Pratt ... Resident #1
Matthew Russell ... Resident #2 (as Matt Russell)
Brigid Cleary ... Vivien's Secretary
Joseph Petty

Sheila Edmondson ... Adult Olga Thomas
Carlyncia S. Peck ... Adult Theodocia Thomas (as Carlyncia Peck)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rick Burk ... Business Man
Tim Colmus ... Doctor
Eddie DePaola ... Doctor

Larry Derr ... Patient

Cantrell Harris ... Bank Customer

James A. Howard ... Dr. Chadwick
James Jones ... House Worker #1
Allan Kulakow ... Dr. Petrovsky

Kirk Lambert ... Navy Admiral
Jim Page ... Resident Doctor
Joe Peck ... Orderly
Tyrone Requer ... 3rd Resident #98

Kevin Tan ... Medical Intern

Michael Ahl ... Doctor at Party (uncredited)
Tex Allen ... Johns Hopkins Med. School Teaching Physician (uncredited)

James E. Ash ... Resident Doctor (uncredited)
Briel Banks ... Guest at Reception (uncredited)
Patricia Talmadge Berry ... Dist. Party Guest (uncredited)
Ian Bonds ... Medical Intern (uncredited)

Chris Boykin ... Bellhop (uncredited)

R. Emery Bright ... Dishwasher (uncredited)
Dava Casoni ... Concerned Mother in Waiting Room (uncredited)
Tray Chaney ... College Student (uncredited)
Paul M. Clary ... 1943 Doctor (uncredited)
Robin Dorsey ... Nosey Neighbor (uncredited)

Brian Dragonuk ... Staff Doctor 1940's (uncredited)

Devorah Firestone ... Military Wife (uncredited)

Pamela Fischer ... Doctor's Wife (uncredited)

Lynn-Jane Foreman ... Mrs. Ford (uncredited)

Dan Franko ... Resident Doctor (uncredited)
Alan Gates ... Student Doctor (uncredited)
Duke Greenhill ... Student (uncredited)
Thomas M. Hagen ... Doctor (uncredited)
Justin Hinnant ... Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)
Katherine Hoskins Mackey ... General's Wife (uncredited)
Yolanda Jenkins ... Housekeeper (uncredited)

Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Z.M. Nan Khan ... Luncheon Cashier (uncredited)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Connie Lamothe ... Doctor's Wife (uncredited)

James Lewis ... Medical Intern (uncredited)
Robert Neal Marshall ... Dist. Party Guest (uncredited)
Kerry Meushaw ... Doctor (uncredited)

Jim Nieb ... Intern (uncredited)
Vito Pietanza ... Party Singer (uncredited)

Reina Poindexter ... Cafeteria Lady (uncredited)
Jasmyn Proctor ... Neighborhood Kid (uncredited)
Carolyn Rawleigh ... Guest at Reception (uncredited)
Andrew Schneider ... 1971 Doctor (uncredited)

Robert Shepherd ... Doctor (uncredited)

Thomas W. Stewart ... Doctor (uncredited)
Anastasia Summers ... 1943 Nurse (uncredited)

LeRoy Taylor ... Carpenter (uncredited)
Tom Townsend ... Security Guard (uncredited)

Towanda Underdue ... Mother / Bus Rider (uncredited)

Schuster Vance ... Resident Doctor (uncredited)

Don Whatley ... Military Officer (uncredited)
Malcolm X ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Sargent 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Peter Silverman (written by) and
Robert Caswell (written by)

Produced by
Robert W. Cort .... executive producer
Mike Drake .... producer
Eric Hetzel .... executive producer
Julian Krainin .... producer
David Madden .... executive producer
Irving Sorkin .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Young 
 
Cinematography by
Donald M. Morgan 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Brown 
 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
Pat Moran 
 
Production Design by
Vincent Peranio 
 
Art Direction by
Halina Gebarowicz 
 
Costume Design by
Karyn Wagner 
 
Makeup Department
Wyatt Belton .... hair stylist
Diane Hammond .... makeup artist
Janice Kinigopoulos .... key hair stylist
Sandra Linn Koepper .... makeup artist
Annabelle MacNeal .... makeup artist
Jennifer Santiago .... assistant hair stylist
Denise Tunnell .... makeup artist
Janice Tunnell .... additional makeup artist
Taurance F. Williams .... hair stylist
Debi Young .... key makeup artist
Gina W. Bateman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sherri Bramlett .... additional hair stylist (uncredited)
Ngozi Olandu .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jasmine Kosovic .... additional post-production supervisor
Karyn McCarthy .... unit production manager
Greg Spence .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Incaprera .... second assistant director
Eric A. Pot .... first assistant director: additional photography
Xanthus Valan .... second second assistant director
Michele Ziegler .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Bryan Badman .... welder gangboss
Edward Bellafiore .... art department coordinator
Ronald J. Crouthamel .... carpenter
Melissa Demino .... art department production assistant
Jason Dunn .... props
Patrick T. Eagan .... set dresser
Susanna Glattly .... scenic artist
Jeffrey Pratt Gordon .... props
Randy G. Herbert .... construction coordinator
Billy 'Jilly Bones' Jones .... scenic artist
Ted Lubonovich II .... welding foreman
Silvija L. Moess .... scenic artist
Ted Nolan .... prop maker
Dawson Nolley .... research assistant
Lucinda E. Pealer .... scenic
Michael Sabo .... lead man
David Scheper .... propmaker
Keith Weaver .... charge scenic
Brook Yeaton .... property master
 
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... sound re-recording mixer
David Ball .... adr recordist
Vincent Cirilli .... ProTools engineer
Jeff Gunn .... foley artist
Sonya Henry .... dialog & adr editor
James B. Howe .... foley mixer
Adam Jenkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Kamps .... sound editor
Bruce Litecky .... production sound mixer
Bruce Litecky .... sound
Lorenzo Millan .... boom operator
Doug Mountain .... supervising sound engineer (as Douglas Mountain)
Ryan Murphy .... sound recordist
Joseph T. Sabella .... foley artist
Richard Taylor .... supervising sound editor
Karen Vassar Triest .... dialog editor (as Karen Vassar)
 
Special Effects by
Hank Atterbury .... special effects coordinator
William Catania .... special effects foreman
Dan Crawley .... special effects technician
Thomas Turnbull .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Travis Baumann .... Inferno artist: Digiscope
David C. Bryant .... digital artist: Digiscope
Enid Dalkoff .... digital artist
Amit Dhawal .... roto artist
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Fortunato Frattasio .... digital effects artist
Mitch Goldstrom .... senior systems administrator
Ralph Maiers .... digital compositor
Brennan Prevatt .... visual effects
Ron Simonson .... visual effects supervisor
Christopher Stack .... data manager: Digiscope
Brennan Prevatt .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wayne Arnold .... assistant camera
Ted Ayd .... best boy
Kevin 'Vinnie' Campbell .... electrician
Dean Citroni .... best boy grip
John-Anthony Gargiulo .... additional grip
Michael Gearhart .... grip
Bob Greene .... still photographer
John Hamilton .... second assistant camera
John R. Hamilton .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Chris Henry .... rigging electric
David Insley .... camera operator
Larry Kaster .... gaffer
Philip Kathrens .... electrician
Jerry Lane .... Steadicam operator
Jerry Lane .... camera operator: "b" camera
Thomas Loizeaux .... camera operator
Charlie Newberry .... camera loader
David Noble .... key grip
Julian Sternthal .... best boy rigging grip
Rick Strodel .... dolly grip
Wade Tyree .... lighting technician
Peter Albert .... digital video assist operator: Los Angeles re-shoot (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Brian Cooper .... extras casting
Shamos Fisher .... extras casting assistant
Jaime Rembo .... casting assistant
John Strawbridge .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kelly Chambers .... assistant to costume designer
Dona Adrian Gibson .... costumes
Mara Majorowicz .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Adam Mesinger .... post-production coordinator
Andrew Morgado .... post-production runner
Kevin O'Connor .... colorist
 
Music Department
Pete Anthony .... orchestrator
Selena Arizanovic .... music assistant
Bruce Babcock .... conductor
Bruce Babcock .... orchestrator
Wael Binali .... scoring coordinator: Christopher Young
George Doering .... musician
David Giuli .... scoring coordinator
Evyen Klean .... music supervisor
David Low .... music contractor
William V. Malpede .... scoring coordinator
Thomas Milano .... supervising music editor
Jen Monnar .... music editor
Flavio Motalla .... score producer
Sujin Nam .... score coordinator
Jonathan Price .... score coordinator
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Gernot Wolfgang .... orchestrator: score
Jim Honeyman .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Philip Tallman .... music editor: temp (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Charles E. Bauer .... driver
Thomas F. Lombardi .... picture car coordinator
Michael Luckeroth .... driver
Gerald Titus .... driver
Douglas A. Walk .... transportation co-captain
Jacqueline L. Hurd .... picture car coordinator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Kate Amer .... production coordinator
Charley Armstrong .... location manager
Patrick Burn .... assistant location manager
Mark Colegrove .... production assistant
Gabriel DellaVecchia .... payroll accountant
Melissa Demino .... additional staff
Jacques Derosena .... stand-in
Scott Foster .... additional production assistant
Ginny Galloway .... assistant production coordinator
John Goodwill .... production coordinator: additional photography, Los Angeles
Thomas C. Hessenauer .... production assistant
Douglas M. Jones .... set production assistant (as Douglas Jones)
Andrea Kalin .... consultant
Cyndi Martin .... production assistant
Chris Menke .... production assistant
Kerry Newberry .... second assistant accountant (as Kerry Yancheski)
Karri O'Reilly .... production coordinator: additional photographer, Los Angeles
Patrick Tendai Pfupajena .... additional production assistant
Ryan Robertson .... main title producer
Jill Rosenblatt .... first assistant accountant
Daniel Ross .... stand-in
Howard Samuelsohn .... dialect coach
Nina Saxon .... title designer
Matt Small .... titles
Mary Sunshine .... production accountant
Miranda Thompson .... studio executive
Rebecca Thornell .... clearance
Robert S. Wilhelm Jr. .... key set production assistant
Dave Willis .... production assistant
Rehya Young .... assistant location manager
Mimi Zora .... assistant: Mr. Cort
Rick Kain .... stand-in: Bolton Marsh (uncredited)
 

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110 min
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Trivia:
Dr. Irving Sorkin, a retired Washington, District of Columbia, USA dentist, was instrumental in getting the article by Katie McCabe made into a feature film. He died in Los Angeles, California, USA of lymphoma on 18 October 2007 at the age of 88.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: While operating on Eileen Saxon, the baby is in supine position. A proper surgical position for (name after that Blalock-Taussig Shunt, or BT Shunt) is left lateral - the baby is positioned on her right side with left side up, elevated over 4-6 intercostal space.See more »
Quotes:
[Vivien is abruptly leaving the laboratory]
Alfred Blalock:We have work to do.
Vivien Thomas:Do I have your permission, to do some work for my landlord, so I can pay my rent?
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Soundtrack:
Boogie Woogie Bugle BoySee more »

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77 out of 84 people found the following review useful.
Absolutely magnificent!, 17 June 2004
Author: cfans from Harrisburg, PA

I saw this movie this morning in my hotel room in Washington, DC. I was packing to go home as it was on and just a few minutes into it, I had to stop and just sit and watch. I was so moved by it, that I had to wait a while before I could leave. The tears were just streaming down my face. Later, as I was driving home, I passed an exit on the highway that indicated it was the road that eventually led to "Johns Hopkins University". I almost took that exit, but didn't because I had to get home. But I'm determined to soon make that trip to the University if only to spend a few minutes looking at the portrait of Dr. Thomas. What an incredible story and what an incredible actor Mos is. I do not have HBO at home, so I'm hoping that this movie is released on DVD. If it is, I will be purchasing multiple copies to give as gifts. A wonderful, wonderful story acted out by extremely talented actors.

Definitely, ten stars.

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