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The best of men

Author: Eddie MarsanRob BrydonGeorge MacKayLucy GannonHarriet DavisonAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], Arlington, VA : distributed by PBS Distribution [2014?] ©2014
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of one remarkable doctor as he transforms the standards of care for paraplegics. Arriving at England's Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1944, Doctor Ludwig Guttmann reinvigorates the lives of his staff and patients with one daring move: he introduces athletics into the rehabilitation plan of his patients, paralyzed soldiers who have been cast-off and are facing death from neglect. Using sports, his patients  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Feature films
Fiction films
Historical films
Medical films (Motion pictures)
Made-for-TV movies
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Named Person: Ludwig Guttmann
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eddie Marsan; Rob Brydon; George MacKay; Lucy Gannon; Harriet Davison; Tim Whitby; PBS Distribution (Firm),; Whitby/Davison Productions.
ISBN: 9781608830251 160883025X
OCLC Number: 867875359
Language Note: English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Credits: Writer, Lucy Gannon ; producer, Harriet Davison ; director, Tim Whitby.
Cast: Eddie Marsan, Rob Brydon, George MacKay, Bee Bee Sanders, Leigh Quinn.
Event notes: Originally broadcast by BBC2, Aug. 16, 2012.
Target Audience: Rating: TV-PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen; stereo.
Responsibility: A Whitby/Davison production for BBC ; writer, Lucy Gannon ; producer, Harriet Davison ; director, Tim Whitby.

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The story of one remarkable doctor as he transforms the standards of care for paraplegics. Arriving at England's Stoke Mandeville Hospital in 1944, Doctor Ludwig Guttmann reinvigorates the lives of his staff and patients with one daring move: he introduces athletics into the rehabilitation plan of his patients, paralyzed soldiers who have been cast-off and are facing death from neglect. Using sports, his patients learn to build not only physical strength, but self-respect and a sense of fulfillment. This film tells the true story of the Paralympic Games as well as celebrating the work of Dr. Guttmann, who started it all.

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