Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story parents guide

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Overall A

This made-for-TV movie dramatizes the real life and career of Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon who, despite his humble beginnings, uses his Gifted Hands to bless the lives of children suffering from brain disorders.

Violence B
Sexual Content A
Profanity B+
Substance Use A

Why is Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Not Rated

Run Time: 86 minutes

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story rated Not Rated? Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is rated Not Rated by the MPAA

As Gifted Hands unfolds the story of Ben Carson, surgical procedures are shown that include the depiction of blood and organs. Life threatening medical conditions are portrayed and discussed, along with death and a miscarriage/stillbirth. A mother suffers from depression. Abandonment and adultery are mentioned. African Americans experience racial prejudice. A domestic argument involves angry words, pushing and shoving. During an altercation at school a knife is pulled and a stabbing is attempted. A few mild profanities are used in the script. Characters emphasize the importance of attending church, praying and asking God for help.

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Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story"

Cast and Crew

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story is directed by Thomas Carter and stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Kimberly Elise, Aunjanue Ellis.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story movie is September 8, 2009. Here are some details…

Release Date: 8 September 2009

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story releases to DVD with two featurettes:

- Behind the Scenes of Gifted Hands

- Triumph and Inspiration: The Journey of Dr. Ben Carson

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Medical advancements and racial prejudice are also themes in Something the Lord Made. After a crippling accident, another determined family helps their daughter achieve amazing academic accomplishments in The Brooke Ellingson Story. Both of these made-for-TV movies are based on true stories.

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