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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 6 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.

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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

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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:

Color
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Trivia

The library that Mrs. Carson cleans at the Professor's house is actually the library at the Biltmore in North Carolina. 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 »

Connections

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

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Fascinating story
5 September 2009 | by killalothSee all my reviews

A good friend of mine advised me to watch this movie, so I did after he pushed me a lot.

It's a fascinating story to watch and while watching the tension increased and it kept me sitting at the edge of my seat till the end. And the fact that this movie is based on a true story, makes it even more fascinating.

The acting in this movie has been done wonderfully, as expected from Cuba Gooding Jr.

Normally I don't watch these kind of movies, but I'm glad I watched this movie. As for anyone else who doubts about this movie, don't. Just watch it, it will be worth it!


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