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

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

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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Trivia

The real Ben Carson can be seen briefly as an extra walking down the hallway reading a chart, and wearing the same blue scrubs as Cuba Gooding. 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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Fabulous True Story That Leaves You Amazed!
7 February 2009 | by Blossom0777See all my reviews

Tremendous movie of taking what's thought impossible and showing how to try and then do it. Of how Ben Carson went from believing he was stupid to understanding we can do miracles. How that belief put him on a path few get to have as he impacts lives. I'm watching it the second time around on it's TNT premiere tonight and give it 10 stars for transformative potential, excitement, drama, character development, subject and actors. Thank you for this movie! I called my friends & told them to watch. Cuba Gooding is so good as lead character that I forget he is acting:-) The mother character keeps people on their toes as she hides her secrets. Others are also excellent. I laughed, cried, was awed and at times sat on the edge of my seat not knowing what came next. Am touched throughout this movie as I wonder if spirit trumps all. Everyone should watch this!


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