Something the Lord made [videorecording] / 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : HBO Video, c2004.
Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject: Thomas, Vivien T., 1910-1985 Drama.
Blalock, Alfred, 1899-1964 Drama.
Tetralogy of Fallot Drama.
Heart Surgery History 20th century Drama.
Corazón Cirugía Historia Siglo XX Teatro. bidex
Racismo Teatro. bidex
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michael Brown ; music composer, Christopher Young ; costume designer, Karyn Wagner ; production designer, Vincent Peranio.
Performers: Alan Rickman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union, Merritt Wever, Clayton LeBouef, Charles Dutton, Mary Stuart Masterson.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Notes: Originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie in 2004.
English, French, or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Special features: Audio commentary with director Joseph Sargent, writer Peter Silverman and executive producers Robert W. Cort and Eric Hertzel; Making history slide show.
Summary: Tells the emotional true story of two men who defined 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.