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The true story of two medical pioneers -- one celebrated, one overlooked -- is brought to life in this made-for-cable drama. Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman) is chief surgeon at Johns Hopkins University, where he is pioneering new techniques in heart surgery. Blalock makes the acquaintance of Vivien Thomas (Mos Def), a carpenter hired to work at the University, and to his surprise discovers a man of keen intelligence who has a great interest in medicine. However, as a poor black man in the Jim Crow South, Thomas lacks the ...


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Michael T

Aug 1, 2013

very happy

I am vey happy to have found this movie with Albris. It was not easy to find in the general market place, and the price was very reasonable.


Mar 12, 2009


An absolutely wonderful true story - Alan Rickman is terrific in this role. Very heartwarming and will truly enjoy it and recommend it to your friends!!

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