SPHE Press Release: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

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    “His story speaks for itself, and Gooding, in particular, gives it an eloquent voice.” - New York Daily News, David Hinckley Starring Academy Award® Winner Cuba Gooding Jr. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story TNT Original Movie Debuts on DVD September 8with Two Revealing Featurettes

    Culver City, CA (June 29, 2009)
    Gifted Hands, the compelling Sony Pictures Television original movie for TNT, debuts on DVD September 8 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Academy Award® winner CubaGooding Jr. (Actor in a Supporting Role, Jerry Maguire, 1996) and two-time NAACP Image Award winner Kimberly Elise (Diary of a Mad Black Woman, The Great Debaters) star, along with Aunjanue Ellis (The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Notorious), Gus Hoffman (TV’s “Lincoln Heights”), Jaishon Fisher (Lakeview Terrace) and Maestro Harrel (TV’s “The Wire”). The inspirational story is based on Dr. Ben Carson’s amazing journey from a rough childhood to becoming a world-renowned neurosurgeon. Gifted Hands was adapted by award-winning writer John Pielmeier (Agnes of God) from the memoir penned by Carson and Cecil Murphey. The film was directed by Thomas Carter (Coach Carter). Dan Angel (TNT’s Door to Door), Margaret Loesch (Benji: Off the Leash), Bruce Stein (The Haunting Hour: Don’t Think About It), Erin Keating and Carter serve as executive producers on the project. Gifted Hands was produced by Sony Pictures Television, Thomasfilm and The Hatchery LLC. The DVD features closer look at Dr. Ben Carson’s story with two telling featurettes. Gifted Hands will be available for $24.96 SLP. SYNOPSIS Ben Carson is a man who dreamed of becoming a physician and, with the help of his single mother who taught both of her children to strive for excellence in the face of adversity, overcame poverty, anger issues and poor grades to achieve his goal. Carson made breakthroughs in his field and became one of the most respected pediatric neurosurgeons in the world, earning the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008 from President George W. Bush. DVD Special Features Include: § Widescreen Presentation § Featurette: Behind the Scenes of Gifted Hands § Featurette: Triumph and Inspiration: The Journey of Dr. Ben Carson § Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital) § Subtitles: English, French § Bonus Previews § Closed Captioned Broadcast Year: 2009 (TNT) Gifted Hands has a run time of approximately 90 minutes and is not rated. Artwork and digital clips are available for downloading at www.SPHEPUBLICITY.COM. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web atwww.SonyPictures.com. DVD Catalog # 31452 UPC Code: 0-43396-31452-8 Order Date: 8/6/09 SLP: $ 24.96 [FONT= 'Times New Roman'] [/FONT]

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