This docudrama recaps the history of silicone breast implants, beginning in 1962 when idealistic Houston medical resident Kevin Saunders (David Schwimmer) gets an idea after seeing how women pad their bras. After he shares his notion with cosmetic pro Dr. William Larson (Chris Cooper), the two create a prosthetic breast from Dow-Corning's silicone gel. Approaching women on the street fails to bring volunteers, but a classified newspaper ad does the trick. As breast sizes increase, so do the doctors' bank accounts. However, physical problems emerge, followed by lawsuits, and the high life soon turns sour and grim. Filmed in LA, and Texas (Galveston, Houston), this TV movie premiered December 13, 1997 on HBO.~Bhob Stewart
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
This is an interesting older movie that offers an explanation of how the implant industry took shape. I don't know if any of it's true, but it's still a good story.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Emily Proctor was great in Breastmen
It was a good movie, fora drama. the problem was when they test the silcone,they should of tested the silcone longer than they so it wounld repchured.People wouldn't gotten sick after a while. But it was introsting how they don't the procedure.