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The Heart Specialist (2006)
"Ways of the Flesh" (original title)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Sidney Zachary
Dr. Ray Howard
Dr. Graves
Dr. Propper
Mrs. Olson
Richard Voigts ...
Dr. Manson
Dr. Gutierrez
Kristi Kirk ...
Nuclear Med Tech
Pakistani Intern


Suave Harvard Medical School grad Ray Howard seems destined to specialize in womanizing. That is, until he heads to Florida to intern under the tutelage of chief resident Dr. Sidney Zachary. With help from his girlfriend, "Dr. Z" sets out to mold Ray into a caring, responsible doctor. Along the way, he shares some important truths and a whole lot of humor in this sexy romantic comedy. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content and language


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Release Date:

13 September 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Heart Specialist  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$473,062 (USA) (14 January 2011)


$1,096,288 (USA) (4 February 2011)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Once Upon a Life
  • Performed by Mona Lisa

Written by Dennis Cooper
Courtesy of Cooperfly Productions
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This is an EXCELLENT film about two African American doctors.
18 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had to give this film a 10 simply because it did what so many films thrown at black audiences have FAILED MISERABLY to do. This film was void of all the video whore clichés, and it also skipped the gangsters, rappers, and foul language. It examined several relationships among physicians, African Americans, and African American male/female romantic relationships on a completely new and refreshing level. I was highly impressed with the films careful mix of light headed humor with some pretty tough and heavy issues. The film will leave you feeling happy and sad all at the same time. I saw it at the Boston Film Festival as well. It premiered at AMC Loews Boston and I truly hope this film makes it to much larger audiences. Black People (and EVERYONE else) would LOVE a movie like this- if only the industry was SMART enough to put them out there!

As an extra- if your a doctor, a resident, a medical student, a premedical student, married to a doctor, have a doctor sibling, have a doctor in the family, or know a great doctor period- they would love this film as well. It portrayed residency and the practice in a true-to-life way that was greatly appreciated by the doctors, residents, and medical students who viewed the film. Dennis Cooper completely his residency in internal medicine- so he definitely applied his knowledge/experience to the film and that is greatly apparent.

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