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The Heart Specialist (2006)

Ways of the Flesh (original title)
Suave Harvard Medical School grad Ray Howard seems destined to specialize in womanizing. That is, until he heads to Florida to intern under the tutelage of chief resident Dr. Sidney Zachary... See full summary »

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Dennis Cooper

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Dennis Cooper
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wood Harris ... Dr. Sidney Zachary
Zoe Saldana ... Donna
Brian White ... Dr. Ray Howard
Mya ... Valerie
Scott Paulin ... Dr. Graves
David S. Lee ... Dr. Propper
Kenneth Choi ... Mitchell Kwan
Irene Tsu ... Mrs. Olson
Richard Voigts Richard Voigts ... Dr. Manson
Tony Perez ... Dr. Gutierrez
Brittany Ishibashi ... Translator
Kristi Kirk Kristi Kirk ... Nuclear Med Tech
Amrapali Ambegaokar ... Pakistani Intern
Arthur Roberts ... Executive
Samir Younis Samir Younis ... Ali
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Storyline

Suave Harvard Medical School grad Ray Howard seems destined to specialize in womanizing. That is, until he heads to Florida to intern under the tutelage of chief resident Dr. Sidney Zachary. With help from his girlfriend, "Dr. Z" sets out to mold Ray into a caring, responsible doctor. Along the way, he shares some important truths and a whole lot of humor in this sexy romantic comedy. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content and language
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Heart Specialist See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$473,062, 16 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,096,288, 6 February 2011
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Company Credits

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One-Twenty Inc. See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Once Upon a Life
Performed by Mona Lisa
Written by Dennis Cooper
Courtesy of Cooperfly Productions
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Cool, fun, reality.
26 January 2007 | by kathrynevansSee all my reviews

I worked in a hospital for several years and commend this film in its ability to realistically portray the life of an intern and resident at such an institution. I was also impressed with how well the characters were portrayed by the talented actors in the film. Zoe Saldana made her character so interesting and likable, that I could easily see her as someone cool to hang out with.

Wood Harris and Brian White have great chemistry on the screen. Kenny Choi's character goes through an amazing progression. Mya surprises us all with an amazing performance and Scot Paulin along with David Lee play characters that you love to hate.

It was good to see a film that promoted the concept of African Americans in professional positions - without the stereotypical implications of gangs and violence. The story was touching and inspirational for anyone in any circumstances to feel good about what they do and to believe in themselves.

Hopefully, as this country and the world becomes more diverse, this film will not be disregarded and more films like this will gain exposure in all audiences across the board. I think it is very important that this film gets the recognition that it deserves.


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