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DID YOU KNOW HOLLYWOOD MADE A MOVIE ABOUT BEN CARSON? WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS HERE
The Blaze ^ | 3-17-2013 | Mytheos Holt

Posted on 03/17/2013 1:42:04 PM PDT by smoothsailing

March 17, 2013

DID YOU KNOW HOLLYWOOD MADE A MOVIE ABOUT BEN CARSON? WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS HERE

Mytheos Holt

Dr. Ben Carson has been hot with conservatives since his well-publicized speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, where he criticized President Obama’s policies while the president sat all of 5 feet away, not to mention his CPAC address this past weekend. But what you might not know is that before he became a hero on the right, Carson was already a minor celebrity, and even got a TV movie made about his life. The movie, titled “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story,” is titled after Carson’s own autobiography, and follows the life of Carson (played as an adult by Cuba Gooding, Jr.) from his difficult early life through his college years at Yale to his career as a world-renowned neurosurgeon. It originally aired on TNT in February of 2009.

Apparently, unlike many would-be inspirational flicks that get released on TV, “Gifted Hands” is actually good, at least according to most critics. The Hollywood Reporter wrote an especially glowing review, calling the film “Emmy-worthy” and in a stroke of retroactive irony, the Orlando Sentinel called the film “the perfect movie for a country challenged by its new president to do better.”

Curious if you want to watch the film? YouTube user “pianonator” already put together a highlight reel of several scenes. You can watch it here.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2016election; bencarson; cpac; election2016; moviereview

1 posted on 03/17/2013 1:42:04 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

It was on Lifetime yesterday. Did not see it.


2 posted on 03/17/2013 1:45:12 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator, Rand Paul for President in 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Hey Perdogg I saw it on BOUNCE TV here in SO CAL back in Februrry


3 posted on 03/17/2013 1:47:26 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: smoothsailing

Yes, I knew that Hollywood made this movie. Haven’t seen it. Does it cover any of Dr Carson’s social or moral opinions? Just curious. I know he has written a few books, as well. Haven’t read those, yet.


4 posted on 03/17/2013 1:52:20 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: smoothsailing

The wife and I saw it a couple or so years ago and it was a good movie, the wife also read the book and liked it.


5 posted on 03/17/2013 1:52:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: smoothsailing

Very cool... thanks for posting.


6 posted on 03/17/2013 2:06:29 PM PDT by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: jazusamo

Good to know. This is the first I’d heard of it.


7 posted on 03/17/2013 2:16:52 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

A very good movie. We watched it last year and not long after I read an article he wrote talking about the new healthcare law and his reason for opposing them. He expressed his views even before the prayer breakfast.


8 posted on 03/17/2013 2:19:49 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: smoothsailing

Just got through watching it on Netflix. Very good movie.


9 posted on 03/17/2013 2:20:44 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: neal1960

Also on Youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zo4fushUwg


10 posted on 03/17/2013 2:24:05 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: EmilyGeiger

Thanks, I’m going to have to check it out.


11 posted on 03/17/2013 2:43:16 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: neal1960

Good link here too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyQUTkcYQ9Y


12 posted on 03/17/2013 2:45:59 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Next showing on April 6, on Lifetime Movies (different than the regular Lifetime on which it showed yesterday. Link gives future showings on both. I recorded it but haven't yet watched it.
13 posted on 03/17/2013 2:46:07 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: smoothsailing

Haven’t seen the feature film about Dr Carson but I believe
I’ve seen a documentary featuring him. I still get a kick
when I think about how butt-hurt the libs were with his
comments at the National Prayer Breakfast with Obama
sitting at the head table. I bet more than a few libtards
wish they had that movie and documentary back.

I am reminded of a couple who were close friends of my
parents. Margaret and Jerry had met in a WWII civilian
POW camp on Luzon run by the Japanese. They were married to
others at the time but fell in love and had a child in the
prison camp. In the 1980s Margaret wrote a book about
life in the “internee” camp with the help of a woman from
the Womens Studies Dept of the U of Wis. The book is called
Forbidden Family. When Margaret’s co-author finally
discovered Margaret and Jerry were staunch conservatives
she was quite unhappy according to Margaret.


14 posted on 03/17/2013 2:50:08 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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FULL SCREEN:

https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=medium#/watch?v=jyQUTkcYQ9Y&mode=transport


15 posted on 03/17/2013 2:53:59 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: JohnBovenmyer

Thanks for the link!


16 posted on 03/17/2013 2:55:05 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Read the book and have seen the movie several times. Very inspiring.


17 posted on 03/17/2013 2:56:59 PM PDT by skyman
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To: smoothsailing

It’s an excellent movie......You will get a real sense of who Ben Carson is and why!...Cuba Gooding is outstanding as Carson.


18 posted on 03/17/2013 2:58:12 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Sivad

Libs are such sad sacks. A normal person would appreciate the beauty and positive nature of the story.


19 posted on 03/17/2013 3:00:12 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Looking forward to the April 6, showing.

If you have a reason to visit the Johns Hopkins Neurology Dept. - Ben Carson’s reputation, his presence and the pride of his colleagues is palpable. Not a patient, but I recognized him as soon as he was introduced at the Prayer breakfast.

To have attained such high respect in his medical field attests to his talent and ability for success in any endeavor, should he decide to enter the fray as a Presidential candidate.

I realize skeptics will use Ronald Reagan as a comparison with his executive experience as the Governor of a State. I submit that Dr. Carson has expertise in handling finances, planning, staffing and leadership. i.e. more executive responsibilities than many Presidents and/or candidates who have competed for the job.

He would not enter the field lightly. It appears that he has spent a lifetime of study; to include more issues than medicine. Such a mind would be a terrible thing to waste.


20 posted on 03/17/2013 3:08:43 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: smoothsailing

Cuba even sounds like Ben. Can’t imagine better casting.


21 posted on 03/17/2013 3:26:57 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: sodpoodle

In any case, I would make him head of HHS in a heartbeat.


22 posted on 03/17/2013 3:28:01 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Perdogg

It is a great movie. Ihve see it two or three times.


23 posted on 03/17/2013 3:29:00 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: smoothsailing

I saw this on Lifetime a few days ago.


24 posted on 03/17/2013 3:39:00 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: sodpoodle

He has that common sense thingy. Conservatism is common sense. Definitely gazillions of neurons motoring around in his brain. He would be outstanding. Close walk with God,it shows.
Son starting watching Carson at CPAC,told me about the movie.couldn’t believe it was on the same day,coincidence? taped it,haven’t watched it yet.


25 posted on 03/17/2013 4:00:45 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: Guenevere

Yeah, I saw it a couple months ago andthought it was well done. Was nice to already know about him before the Obama lecturing. And I agree, Cuba Goooding was a great fit.


26 posted on 03/17/2013 5:10:30 PM PDT by ryan71 (The republican party is dead to me. Dead. Don't bother trying to revive it.)
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To: smoothsailing

I’ve now watched it. Excellent!


27 posted on 03/17/2013 5:29:21 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: smoothsailing

They will turn on him and try to destroy him.


28 posted on 03/17/2013 5:33:18 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Democrat party: criminal enterprise masquerading as a political party.)
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To: smoothsailing

How accurate is the part where the white woman shames the white students for not doing as well as the “Boy of Color”

just more Faked racism from liberals.


29 posted on 03/17/2013 5:34:23 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks smoothsailing. glass of reality:
30 posted on 03/17/2013 7:58:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: LtKerst

The book came before the movie.....see if it’s mentioned in there.


31 posted on 03/18/2013 7:17:04 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: smoothsailing; nikos1121; sheik yerbouty; cajungirl; jesseam; Nachum; left that other site; ...
I saw the entire film - an hour and a half long - on YouTube a few weeks ago. Don't know if some liberties were taken with the historical truth, but it is inspiring nonetheless.

The version I saw had the Spanish title "Manos Milagrosas" and had Spanish subtitles, but the sound track was in English.

32 posted on 03/18/2013 10:18:41 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Here it it is, full screen, no spanish. :)

https://www.youtube.com/tv?vq=medium#/watch?v=jyQUTkcYQ9Y


33 posted on 03/18/2013 10:51:58 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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