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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.

Director:

Thomas Carter

Writer:

John Pielmeier
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Ben Carson
Kimberly Elise ... Sonya Carson
Aunjanue Ellis ... Candy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harron Atkins ... Teen Carl
Ele Bardha ... Dr. Long
Loren Bass Loren Bass ... Yale Professor
Geoffrey Beauchamp Geoffrey Beauchamp ... Dr. Freeman
Tajh Bellow ... Curtis - Child
Lesley Bevan Lesley Bevan ... Miss Williamson
Jesse Christian Jesse Christian ... Hospital Staff
Ron Coden Ron Coden ... Professor
Wayne David Parker Wayne David Parker ... ER Doctor #1
Angela Dawe Angela Dawe ... Augusta Rausch
Gregory Dockery Gregory Dockery ... Teen Curtis Carson (as Gregory Dockery II)
Zac Douglass 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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His mother gave him the courage, his faith helped him believe, his brilliance gave him the power to change lives. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Ben Carson recently came down with Covid 19 See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Ben first was on rounds as an intern at John Hopkins in 1976 it shows a patient connected to a patient monitor that was not available until 1989. See more »

Quotes

Sonya Carson: I didn't say they weren't expensive clothes. I said they're cheap. Most folks that wear cheap clothes on the outside are dead on the inside. The folks I work for, they buy clothes that last. That's what I try to get you.
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Connections

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

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Amazing story!
30 April 2010 | by froglady99See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gifted Hands See more »

Filming Locations:

Michigan, USA See more »

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Color
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