My Own Country 26 years old

Even a small town must face the truth.

After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who is an accomplished dancer, and has a boy, Steven. Since Abraham specializes in infectious diseases, he takes special interest in patients suffering from Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome(AIDS), and presents his work at the local gay/lesbian hang-outs and clubs, creating a public awareness of AIDS. Soon he has as many as 82 patients in his care at the local hospital. He gets engrossed in his work to the extent that he starts neglecting his very heavily pregnant wife Rajani, who eventually gives birth to Jacob. She threatens him with marriage counseling, while fearing that her husband may acquire AIDS through contact with his patients, while he himself has to deal with hospital administration who are concerned about funds and resources being utilized on patients who may never recover.


My Own Country Cast

Name Character
Marisa Tomei She was 33, now 59 years old as Mattie Vines
Swoosie Kurtz She was 53, now 79 years old as Hope Flanders
Glenne Headly She was 42, 62 years old when she died as Vickie Talley
Hal Holbrook He was 72, now 99 years old as Lloyd Flanders
Peter MacNeill He was 2, now 24 years old as Allen
Naveen Andrews He was 28, now 55 years old as Dr. Abraham Verghese
Michael Harris as Trevor
Adam Tomei He was 30, now 56 years old as Gordon Vines
Sean Hewitt He was 40, now 66 years old as Chester Mews
Ellora Patnaik She was 29, now 55 years old as Rajani Verghese

My Own Country Crew

Name Department
Jeff Danna as Original Music Composer. He was 33 (now 60) years old Sound
Kristina Boden as Editor. She was 48 (now 74) years old Editing
Dion Beebe as Director of Photography. He was 30 (now 56) years old Camera
Barbara Title as Executive Producer. Production
Sooni Taraporevala as Screenplay. She was 41 (now 67) years old Writing
Abraham Verghese as Novel. He was 43 (now 69) years old Writing
Andrew Rollins as Original Music Composer. Sound
My Own Country poster
My Own Country (26 years)

Even a small town must face the truth.

  • Release day: Thursday, January 01, 1998
  • Runtime: 95 minutes