1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
Director of photography, Donald M. Morgan ; editor, Michel Brown ; music composer, Christopher Young ; costume designer, Karyn Wagner ; production designer, Vincent Peranio.
Alan Richman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union, Merritt Wever, Clayton LeBouef, Charles Dutton, Mary Stuart Masterson.
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.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo.
English, French, or Spanish dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.