Trailer | Jim Allison: Breakthrough
The story of one warmhearted, stubborn man’s visionary quest to find a cure for cancer, Jim Allison: Breakthrough is an homage to an unconventional superhero — a pioneering, harmonica-playing scientist from a small town in Texas who triumphed over a doubtful medical establishment to save innumerable lives around the world and win the Nobel Prize.
(upbeat music) - I knew this is a way
to cure cancer, I knew that was a way
and I'll be damned if I'm gonna let that just lay around.
- What if nothing we've thought was right?
- The skepticism was widespread.
Jim experienced it probably every day.
Part of Jim's success is the fact
that he doesn't care that he's not following convention.
- [Jim] I think any great big disruptive change
is gonna take some single-mindedness.
- [Narrator] Jim Allision, Breakthrough.
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