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Living Proof (2008)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 18 October 2008
A doctor devotes his life's work to finding a cure for breast cancer.

Director:

Dan Ireland

Writers:

Vivienne Radkoff (teleplay), Robert Bazell (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harry Connick Jr. ... Dr. Dennis Slamon
Tammy Blanchard ... Nicole Wilson
Amanda Bynes ... Jamie McGrath
Jennifer Coolidge ... Tish
Angie Harmon ... Lilly Tartikoff
John Benjamin Hickey ... Blake Rogers
Regina King ... Ellie Jackson
Swoosie Kurtz ... Elizabeth
Paula Cale ... Donna Slamon (as Paula Cale Lisbe)
Amy Madigan ... Fran Visco
Bernadette Peters ... Barbara Bradfield
Trudie Styler ... Tina
Bruce McKinnon ... Dean Bradfield
Jackson Hurst ... Josh
Tom Nowicki ... Carl Reinhardt
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Storyline

A doctor devotes his life's work to finding a cure for breast cancer.

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Plot Keywords:

cancer | drug | herceptin | oncologist | See All (4) »

Taglines:

You can create miracles with hope.

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Lifetime TV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Living Proof See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (PAL DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Regina King and Jennifer Coolidge co-starred in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde and A Cinderella Story See more »

Goofs

After Donna joins Dennis Slamon in the swing, his right hand is on her elbow. After the cut to another angle she is suddenly turned further towards him with his hand is on her side. See more »

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Not an ordinary Made-For-TV-Movie
20 October 2008 | by PranksalotSee all my reviews

There is always a negative connotation with TV movies. And from the looks of most TV films, it is safe to assumed so. TV films tend to be films that have recycled material so many times that we can predict every scene which in the end muddled the message. But once in a while, there is a diamond underneath all these TV garbage. If we hold on to such stereotypes of TV films we will most likely missed the few good ones. I'm glad that I watched it after all. The reason I was interested in this TV movie was because of the cast, primary Amanda Bynes.

This movie will inform you of things that most of you have may have not known about Breast Cancer. Who knew that there are so many obstacles in getting a drug approved by the FDA. This movie celebrates the struggle and success of a man who was optimistically determined to get his powerful drug approved and tested. He did not do it alone; he received help from his supporting wife, his assistant, and his friends. It shows the importance of having friends and family who care and support you.

Due to such a large but impressive cast, each actresses are given small allowances of scenes. But each actress "hit out of the ball park" and put good to use with their limited scenes. My favorite cancer patient would be the Seahorse-Tea Powder lady; her last scene will make you wept twice. Amanda Bynes dramatic debut was a huge success. She does bring some of her lovable humor in at the beginning of the movie, but becomes serious towards the end of the film. She also made good use with her limited scenes. I look forward to Amanda's future darker roles. The last scene of the movie is memorable, Oscar-Worthy even.

GO watch this movie. It is worthwhile. You will be entertained, your tear ducts will overflow, you will laugh, and most importantly of all, YOU will learn. I can't get over the shock that Lifetime could come up with such a great, well-made film.


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