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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  7 February 2009 (USA)
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From Amazon.com: Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Actor in a Supporting Role, Jerry Maguire, 1996) stars in this true story about a renowned brain surgeon who overcame obstacles to change the course of medicine forever... See full synopsis »

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The library that Mrs. Carson cleans at the Professor's house is actually the library at the Biltmore in North Carolina. See more »

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In the scene at Yale University, when Ben is playing foosball, the screen indicates that it is the year 1969. "Long Cool Woman," by The Hollies, which is playing in the background, wasn't released until 1972. See more »

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Fabulous True Story That Leaves You Amazed!
7 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tremendous movie of taking what's thought impossible and showing how to try and then do it. Of how Ben Carson went from believing he was stupid to understanding we can do miracles. How that belief put him on a path few get to have as he impacts lives. I'm watching it the second time around on it's TNT premiere tonight and give it 10 stars for transformative potential, excitement, drama, character development, subject and actors. Thank you for this movie! I called my friends & told them to watch. Cuba Gooding is so good as lead character that I forget he is acting:-) The mother character keeps people on their toes as she hides her secrets. Others are also excellent. I laughed, cried, was awed and at times sat on the edge of my seat not knowing what came next. Am touched throughout this movie as I wonder if spirit trumps all. Everyone should watch this!


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