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My Own Country (1998)

R
TV Movie | 95 min | Drama

"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese, and he specializes in infectious diseases. It's 1985, and AIDS is spreading from the big cities to the...See more"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese, and he specializes in infectious diseases. It's 1985, and AIDS is spreading from the big cities to the rural areas. Abraham takes AIDS as his personal crusade and is soon well-known for his compassion and non-judgmental treatment. He soon becomes overwhelmed with patients from the surrounding states, which strains his marriage. Written by Bill Alward See less
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Abraham Verghese (book "My Own Country, A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS") | Jim Leonard (screenplay) (as Jim Leonard Jr.) | Sooni Taraporevala (screenplay)
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1998 (United States)

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Naveen Andrews
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Hal Holbrook
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Rajani Verghese Rajani Verghese   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 296 votes