Video/Film, DVD in English

Something the Lord made

HBO Films presents a Cort/Madden production, a Joseph Sargent film ; producer, Julian Krainin ; produced by Mike Drake ; written by Peter Silverman and Robert Caswell ; directed by Joseph Sargent.
  • New York, NY : HBO Video, ©2004.
  • 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, colored ; 4 3/4 in.
  • DVD (NTSC region 1), widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
Credits
  • Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michel Brown ; music composer, Christopher Young ; costume designer, Karyn Wagner ; production designer, Vincent Peranio.
Performers
  • Cast: Alan Richman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union, Merritt Wever, Clayton LeBouef, Charles Dutton, Mary Stuart Masterson.
Subjects
Medical Subjects
Summary
  • Tells the emotional true story of two men who defied the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas form an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear them apart.
Other information
  • Originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie in 2004.
  • Special features: Audio commentary with director Joseph Sargent, writer Peter Silverman and executive producers Robert W. Cort and Eric Hertzel.
  • MPAA rating: Not rated.
  • Language: English with optional dubbed French or Spanish dialogue; optional French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Publisher's number
  • 92461 HBO Video
ISBN
  • 078312404X
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 026359246128
  • OCLC: 56899406