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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 ... 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

Taglines:

His mother helped him believe. His brilliance helped him change lives. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ben Carson recently came down with Covid 19 See more »

Goofs

A scene in Dr. Carson's Baltimore home showed liquor bottles, he is a Seventh Day Adventist and they do not drink alcohol. See more »

Quotes

Sonya Carson: I always said, you can do anything anyone else can do, only you can do it better.
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Dignified and understated and thus deeply inspirational
28 August 2009 | by inteleartsSee 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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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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