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Something the Lord Made (2004)


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Release Date: May 30, 2004 Wide

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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


Drama, Television

Jan 25, 2005

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Love this movie! Very touching and I amazed by the extent of the plot. Mos Def portrayed a remarkable character.
April 17, 2007
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    1. Alfred Blalock: You know Vivien, they say 'you haven't really lived, unless you have a lot to regret'... I regret...
    – Submitted by Natalie S (24 months ago)
    1. Alfred Blalock: Perhaps God is, as you say, trying to kill this child. I am not.
    – Submitted by trang d (2 years ago)
    1. Alfred Blalock: They say you haven't lived unless you have a lot to regret. I regret... I have some regrets. But I think we should remember not what we lost, but what we've done. All the lives we saved and we did. We saved plenty, didn't we Vivien?
    – Submitted by trang d (2 years ago)
    1. Vivien Thomas: The dead are with us all the time, I believe. Can't separate the past from the future anymore you can right arm from left arm.
    2. Alfred Blalock: Aaahh, but you see, they are separated by this, by the heart.
    3. Vivien Thomas: All connected.
    4. Alfred Blalock: [nods] All connected.
    – Submitted by trang d (2 years ago)
    1. Alfred Blalock: Your daddy should be proud.
    2. Vivien Thomas: I think yours.
    3. Alfred Blalock: Mine was only proud of the fact that I could wiggle my ears.
    4. Vivien Thomas: I think he'll be proud when you operate.
    5. Alfred Blalock: He's dead.
    – Submitted by trang d (2 years ago)
    1. Vivien Thomas: I'm not raised to take that kind of talking.
    2. Alfred Blalock: It won't happen again.
    – Submitted by trang d (2 years ago)
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