The Heart Specialist

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The Heart Specialist
The Heart Specialist poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Dennis Cooper
Produced by
  • Dennis Cooper
  • Kristin Overn
Written by
  • Dennis Cooper
Music by
  • Tree Adams
  • Christopher Faizi
Cinematography Yasu Tanida
Edited by Jonathan Schwartz
Distributed by Freestyle Releasing
Release date
  • September 13, 2006 (2006-09-13) (Boston)
  • January 14, 2011 (2011-01-14)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,103,037

The Heart Specialist is a romantic comedy film starring Wood Harris, Zoe Saldana, Brian J. White, and Mýa. Originally released under the title Ways of the Flesh,[1] the film premiered at the 2006 Boston Film Festival.[2] The film was written, produced, and directed by Dennis Cooper and was released in limited theaters in the United States on January 14, 2011.


A modern comedy about the everyday perils of first year medical residents at a shabby south Florida hospital. Wood Harris is the Chief Resident, who teaches the trainees how to save lives and not take themselves too seriously, all the while hiding a chilling secret of his own.



Box office[edit]

The Heart Specialist ranked premiered nineteenth at the box office grossing $581,516 over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr holiday weekend.[3]


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