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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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Biography | Drama

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7 February 2009 (USA)  »

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The real Ben Carson can be seen briefly as an extra walking down the hallway reading a chart, and wearing the same blue scrubs as Cuba Gooding. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Carson went to deliver the results of the separation surgery to the parents he didn't have sweat on his uniform but in the following scene when he escorted the parents to see their twins he was drenched in sweat. See more »

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References CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (1962) See more »

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Dignified and understated and thus deeply inspirational
28 August 2009 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

The Ben Carson Story never set out to a major film: this is obviously a film that appealed to Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr and he plays it very straight, and underacts, without underplaying.

As I am deeply fascinated by all things neurological this was a really easy film for me to get into - but even if you have no real interest, the human side of this will really sideswipe you.

It is incredibly and really frustratingly slow in places, but bear with me - the surgeries are amazing and very moving.

Overall I'm giving this a 9, not for the production writing filming or direction which are at best 6 or 7 at most, but because films like this deserve to be made, should be made, and should be what we want to be made...

Good, Moving, and Inspirational...


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