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Info: JIM ALLISON: BREAKTHROUGH

JIM ALLISON: BREAKTHROUGH (NR)
1 hrs, 30 mins
RELEASE:
09/27/2019
CAST:
Jim Allison, Woody Harrelson (narrator)
DIRECTOR:
Bill Haney

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Jim Allison: Breakthrough is the astounding true story of one warm-hearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer. The film traces Allison’s remarkable life from his school-boy days in Texas all the way to Stockholm where, in December of 2018, he accepted the Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering the immune system’s role in defeating cancer. Award-winning documentarian Bill Haney has founded more than a dozen companies, two of which develop drugs to cure cancer and neurological diseases. Meeting Allison in the labs of MD Anderson, Haney was immediately captivated by Jim’s empathy and pathos as much by his scientific accomplishments. Jim Allison: Breakthrough takes us into the inspiring and dramatic world of cutting-edge medicine, and into the heart of a true American pioneer, in a film that is both emotionally compelling and deeply entertaining. Narrated by Woody Harrelson.

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