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My Own Country (1998)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 1998
"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese, and he specializes in infectious diseases. It's 1985... See full summary »

Director:

Mira Nair

Writers:

Abraham Verghese (book), Jim Leonard (screenplay) (as Jim Leonard Jr.) | 1 more credit »
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5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Naveen Andrews ... Dr. Abraham Verghese
Glenne Headly ... Vickie Talley
Hal Holbrook ... Lloyd Flanders
Swoosie Kurtz ... Hope Flanders
Marisa Tomei ... Mattie Vines
Adam Tomei ... Gordon Vines
Ellora Patnaik ... Rajani Verghese
Peter MacNeill ... Allen
Sean Hewitt ... Chester Mews
William Webster William Webster ... Langdon Arwood
Sharon Dyer Sharon Dyer ... Mrs. Vines
David Fox ... Mr. Vines
Colleen Williams Colleen Williams ... Carol
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Vadivel
Ishwar Mooljee Ishwar Mooljee ... Dr. S.B.T.
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"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese, and he specializes in infectious diseases. It's 1985, and AIDS is spreading from the big cities to the rural areas. Abraham takes AIDS as his personal crusade and is soon well-known for his compassion and non-judgmental treatment. He soon becomes overwhelmed with patients from the surrounding states, which strains his marriage. Written by Bill Alward

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Even a small town must face the truth.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some frank sexual discussion | See all certifications »

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Decent adaptation of a wonderful book
25 July 1999 | by SciurusSee all my reviews

After reading the previous comments, I think that Rich106 has missed the point in his final comments. The movie remains close to the sentiment expressed in Dr. Verghese's book especially when it deals with him personally. To me, it is not as much about what is going on around him but instead about how these external things impact and change him as both a person and a physician. I've had the opportunity to hear Dr. Verghese speak and the man is truly remarkable. When watching the movie, keep in mind that these things happened and that there is a man out there today who has been transformed by them.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az én országom See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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