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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 7 February 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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Teen Carl
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Dr. Long
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Yale Professor
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Dr. Freeman
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Miss Williamson
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ER Doctor #1
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Augusta Rausch
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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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 »

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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Amazing story!
30 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

I grew up hearing about some of Ben Carson's amazing surgeries and remember reading about him when I was a teenager, probably, so I was excited when I heard about this movie. I just watched it for the first time, and it's one of the best movies I've ever seen. I can't believe it was a made-for-TV movie! This movie tells the story of how Ben Carson went from being a kid who was a failure in school and had a very low self-esteem to a famous, gifted surgeon. It tells some about his family life and about two of his famous surgeries. This movie kept me glued to it all the way through--it was like a good book you can't put down!


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