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The Heart Specialist (2006)

Ways of the Flesh (original title)
Suave Harvard Medical School grad Ray Howard seems destined to specialize in womanizing. That is, until he heads to Florida to intern under the tutelage of chief resident Dr. Sidney Zachary... See full summary »

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Dennis Cooper

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Dennis Cooper
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wood Harris ... Dr. Sidney Zachary
Zoe Saldana ... Donna
Brian White ... Dr. Ray Howard
Mya ... Valerie
Scott Paulin ... Dr. Graves
David S. Lee ... Dr. Propper
Kenneth Choi ... Mitchell Kwan
Irene Tsu ... Mrs. Olson
Richard Voigts Richard Voigts ... Dr. Manson
Tony Perez ... Dr. Gutierrez
Brittany Ishibashi ... Translator
Kristi Kirk Kristi Kirk ... Nuclear Med Tech
Amrapali Ambegaokar ... Pakistani Intern
Arthur Roberts ... Executive
Samir Younis Samir Younis ... Ali
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Storyline

Suave Harvard Medical School grad Ray Howard seems destined to specialize in womanizing. That is, until he heads to Florida to intern under the tutelage of chief resident Dr. Sidney Zachary. With help from his girlfriend, "Dr. Z" sets out to mold Ray into a caring, responsible doctor. Along the way, he shares some important truths and a whole lot of humor in this sexy romantic comedy. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content and language
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Heart Specialist See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$473,062, 16 January 2011

Gross USA:

$1,103,037

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,103,037
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Company Credits

Production Co:

One-Twenty Inc. See more »
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

Once Upon a Life
Performed by Mona Lisa
Written by Dennis Cooper
Courtesy of Cooperfly Productions
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Excellent! I Totally Agree.
12 November 2011 | by ComPubSee all my reviews

Tangie85 wrote: "I had to give this film a 10 simply because it did what so many films thrown at black audiences have FAILED MISERABLY to do. This film was void of all the video whore clichés, and it also skipped the gangsters, rappers, and foul language. It examined several relationships among physicians, African Americans, and African American male/female romantic relationships on a completely new and refreshing level." This is simply an EXCELLENT MOVIE, and as I watched it (before reading the above review), I was continually amazed at the intelligence manifested, without the ubiquitous African American stereotypes. Truly "a completely new and refreshing level" -- and first released 5 years ago in 2006! The director/writer (Dennis Cooper) & everyone involved deserves kudos. Thank you all for such a great movie. Special kudos to Zoe Saldana in 2006; we can see why you started getting top billings in blockbusters! So many movies are truly "blaxsploitation" movies, but as the other reviewer said, this is just a WHOLE NEW LEVEL. We were able to look at the real motives of the movie-maker, without being dragged and diverted into well-overdone stereotypes. My wife and I are now renting it for the second time! Again, thank you to all involved for this EXCELLENT PRODUCTION! A WONDERFUL film! By the way, I think Hollywood needs to take a fresh look at Mr. Cooper. Good viewing!


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