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Warm Springs (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  30 April 2005 (USA)
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Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.

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A look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's pre-presidency days, from his being diagnosed with polio one year after his unsuccessful bid for the White House as presidential nominee James Cox's running mate, through his rehabilitation in Warm Springs, Ga., to his nomination of Al Smith for Democratic Presidential candidate in 1928. Written by Anonymous

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polio | georgia | paralysis | paraplegic | spa | See more »

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The greatest challenge FDR faced was the one we never saw.

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30 April 2005 (USA)  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Jane Alexander who plays FDR's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, also played Eleanor Roosevelt, FDR's wife in the TV miniseries Eleanor and Franklin (1976). See more »

Goofs

In the early scenes of the movie, before Franklin Roosevelt contracts polio, he is seen dancing with his private secretary to a recording by Alice Faye of the song "I'll See You In My Dreams". The song was not written until 1924, more than a year after FDR contracted the disease, and Alice Faye did not record it until 1939, by which time Roosevelt was in his second term as President of the United States. Faye recorded the song for the film "Rose of Washington Square", in which she sang it. See more »

Quotes

Eleanor Roosevelt: [Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor are headed toward the pool in Warm Springs] Tell me again why we came here?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: [somewhat impatiently] For the waters. Are you coming?
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Connections

Featured in The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful Dreamer
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster
Sung on old phonograph recording by Raul Malo
Danced by Felicia Day and Jody Thompson
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How did even two people give this a 1 out of 10?
8 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm in shock that two people gave this excellent film a 1 out of 10. I can perhaps see how some didn't enjoy it quite as much as I did, but to rate it as awful shows just plain ignorance to me.

Not only is this gem beautifully scripted, wonderfully shot and edited, as well as tremendously directed, but Cynthia Nixon and Kenneth Branagh dominate. I am familiar with a wide selection of Branagh's work, and this is one of his best performances to date! FDR is my favorite President, and I surely feel that Branagh does justice to the man.

On a personal note, I was brought to tears on three separate occasions when watching this film. Now, this may not seem like much, but rare is it that a tear falls from my eye even once during a showing.

Please, please see this film, if only for it's inspiration. I believe this is a sadly overlooked masterpiece, and we must not allow it to be forgotten. If you liked his Hamlet, you'll love his Franklin.


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