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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
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Sonya Carson
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Candy
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Teen Carl
Ele Bardha ...
Dr. Long
Loren Bass ...
Yale Professor
Geoffrey Beauchamp ...
Dr. Freeman
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Curtis - Child
Lesley Bevan ...
Miss Williamson
Jesse Christian ...
Hospital Staff
Ron Coden ...
Professor
Wayne David Parker ...
ER Doctor #1
Angela Dawe ...
Gregory Dockery II ...
Teen Curtis Carson
Zac Douglass ...
Mark Buckley
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Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.

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His mother helped him believe. His brilliance helped him change lives. See more »

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7 February 2009 (USA)  »

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Cuba Gooding Jr. (Ben Carson) and Aunjanue Ellis (Candy Carson) are both the same age as Kimberly Elise, the actress who portrays Ben Carson's mother in the film. See more »

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In the scene where Doctor Carson is looking at the babies, the black baby has an ear piercing in the left ear. See more »

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TNT They definitely know drama!
7 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To summarize this story in a nutshell, it's about an amazing neurologist named Ben Carson, who started off with nothing. He was dumb and unimaginative with a very low self esteem. As he goes through the years some things get worse with relationships and such, as others get better, like knowledge, but he grows up to be this neurologist, the best in the world and his jobs range from checking over babies to stopping daily seizures. The movie goes through all his good times and his bad times from start to finish.

I know it doesn't sound that interesting, but it really is. It seems slow at some parts, but all the characters put out wonderful dramatic performances. I almost cried there at the end. The writers put a lot of time into this with some excellent dialog here and there. The director did a good job too. It's not superb quality, but everything about this movie was great. Something else to keep in mind is that this is based on a true story and it's a book. I haven't read the book, but I've heard it's wonderful. If you've read it and you're scared the movie will suck, don't worry, it doesn't.

I guess that's about all there is to say about this movie. Once again, good job TNT. But if I were you, I would've sent it to the cinemas first.


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