Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Synopsis: Biography of Ben Carson who grew up to be Dr. Ben Carson, a world famous neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Thomas Carter
Production: Sony Pictures
  Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 11 nominations.
86 min

Yes, Mother.

I'm gonna have to have a talk with him

about you and your brother, Curtis.

No, no. He invited us

to the game tonight, remember?

Why don't you and I go?

And get me Candlestick Park, please.

Hey, Mother. You're home early.

They didn't need me

as long as they sad they would.

You finish your homework?

Most of it.

Bennie, you're gonna run your eyes

sitting so close to this TV.

-You do your homework?

-I need help.

-Curtis, help your brother.

-I gotta finish my math.

Mother, I need help.

-What you need help with?

-This history. I don't really understand it.

-Well, what don't you understand?

-Like, all the words.

Could you read this for me?

I need new reading glasses.

Why don't you tell me what it's about?

It's about Thomas Jefferson

and the Declaration of Independence.

-What is this word?

-Sound it out.

''self... Self...

''And it...''


-Look at me.

Can you tell me what them

cereal boxes is on the shelf?


-I mean, can you read them?

-Not this far. Can you?

Looks like I ain't the only one around here

gonna be needing glasses.

Tina, Sarah, Kathy, Bennie.

Congratulations. You're doing much better.


Well, it's an improvement, all right.

And I'm proud of you for not getting an F.

You're a smart boy.

-But you both can do better.

-I'm doing the best I can, Mother.

-How? I don't know how.

-Well, I don't know how.

We're just gonna have to use

our imagination.

I don't got one.

Of course you do.

everybody got an imagination.

-Not me.

-Of course you do.

Listen to me. If I say,

''Once upon a time,

there was a little blue mouse,''

don't you see a little blue mouse?



-Mother, my brain's too dumb.

-Boy, your brain ain't dumb.

It is, Mom.

You got all the world in here.

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John Pielmeier

John Pielmeier was born on February 23, 1949 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Agnes of God (1985), Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009). more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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