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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

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TV Movie | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.
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Rebecca Skloot (based on the book written by) | Peter Landesman (screenplay by) | Alexander Woo (screenplay by) | George C. Wolfe (screenplay by)
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Updated Apr 18, 2017

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Apr 22, 2017 (United States)

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Renée Elise Goldsberry
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Sylvia Grace Crim
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Reed Birney
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Oprah Winfrey
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Rocky Carroll
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John Douglas Thompson
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6.3 / 10 | 2,548 votes