Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

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Oscar® winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Actor in a Supporting Role, Jerry Maguire, 1996) stars in this true story about a renowned brain surgeon who overcame obstacles to change the course of medicine forever. Young Ben Carson didn't have much of a chance. read more
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Oscar® winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Actor in a Supporting Role, Jerry Maguire, 1996) stars in this true story about a renowned brain surgeon who overcame obstacles to change the course of medicine forever. Young Ben Carson didn't have much of a chance. Growing up in a broken home amongst poverty and prejudice, his grades suffered and his temper flared. And yet, his mother never lost her faith in him. Insisting he follow the opportunities she never had, she helped to grow his imagination, intelligence and, most importantly, his belief in himself. That faith would be his gift - the thing that would drive him to follow his dream of becoming one of the world's leading neurosurgeons.

Original Release

02/07/2009

US Release

02/07/2009

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Cast

Cuba Gooding Jr. Ben Carson
Kimberly Elise Sonya Carson
Aunjanue Ellis Candy Carson
Ele Bardha Dr. Long
Loren Bass Yale Professor
Ithamar Enriquez Jose Gonzalez
Harron Atkins Teen Carl
Geoffrey Beauchamp Dr. Freeman
Danny Goldring Professor Burket
Tajh Bellow Curtis - Child
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Thomas Carter

Writers

John Pielmeier

Cast

Cuba Gooding Jr. Ben Carson
Kimberly Elise Sonya Carson
Aunjanue Ellis Candy Carson
Ele Bardha Dr. Long
Loren Bass Yale Professor
Ithamar Enriquez Jose Gonzalez
Harron Atkins Teen Carl
Geoffrey Beauchamp Dr. Freeman
Danny Goldring Professor Burket
Tajh Bellow Curtis - Child
Lesley Bevan Miss Williamson
Jesse Christian Hospital Staff
Ron Coden Professor
Wayne David Parker ER Doctor #1
Angela Dawe Augusta Rausch
Gregory Dockery Teen Curtis Carson
Zac Douglass Mark Buckley
Jaishon Fisher Bennie
Michael Fitch Mark Buckley
Erin Renee Frankfort College Student

Producers

Dan Angel Executive Producer
Thomas Carter Executive Producer
Erin Keating Executive Producer
Margaret Loesch Executive Producer
Lennox Parris Executive Producer
Lester Parris Executive Producer
Bruce Stein Executive Producer
David A. Rosemont Producer
Laura Gibson Producer

Editors

Peter E. Berger

2009EmmyOutstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie Nominated
2009EmmyOutstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2009EmmyOutstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic) Nominated
2009EmmyOutstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
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