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And The Band Played On [1993 film]

by Roger Spottiswoode (Director)

Other authors: Alan Alda (Actor), Patrick Bauchau (Actor), Nathalie Baye (Actor), Christian Clemenson (Actor), Phil Collins (Actor)3 more, Richard Gere (Actor), Anjelica Huston (Actor), Matthew Modine (Actor)

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Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Richard Gere, Ian McKellen, Lily Tomlin

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  lestat25 | Feb 25, 2011 |
A superior, made-for-cable film, this Home Box Office adaptation of Randy Shilts's chronicle detailing the emergence of AIDS in America and the fight against bureaucracy and society for a cure is a taut, outrageous, and affecting true-life drama. Matthew Modine (Birdy, Married to the Mob) is featured as a doctor with the Centers for Disease Control at the time when the first reports of a disease plaguing the gay community were heard. Modine and his colleagues embark on an investigation that resembles a compelling detective story as they try to track the source of the disease and discover a cure. Their efforts are thwarted by an ambivalent government and a turf war between French physicians and a celebrated American researcher (Alan Alda) who seems to place his own glory above the dead and the dying. Featuring heartfelt performances from a stellar cast including Richard Gere, Glenne Headly, Anjelica Huston, Steve Martin, Ian McKellen, Saul Rubinek, and Lily Tomlin, this impassioned film stands as an impressive and important document of one of the darkest eras in modern human history, and a tribute to the spirit of those who sought to save lives. --Robert Lane
  glbt_studentservices | Oct 28, 2008 |
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A superior, made-for-cable film, this Home Box Office adaptation of Randy Shilts's chronicle detailing the emergence of AIDS in America and the fight against bureaucracy and society for a cure is a taut, outrageous, and affecting true-life drama. Matthew Modine (Birdy, Married to the Mob) is featured as a doctor with the Centers for Disease Control at the time when the first reports of a disease plaguing the gay community were heard. Modine and his colleagues embark on an investigation that resembles a compelling detective story as they try to track the source of the disease and discover a cure. Their efforts are thwarted by an ambivalent government and a turf war between French physicians and a celebrated American researcher (Alan Alda) who seems to place his own glory above the dead and the dying. Featuring heartfelt performances from a stellar cast including Richard Gere, Glenne Headly, Anjelica Huston, Steve Martin, Ian McKellen, Saul Rubinek, and Lily Tomlin, this impassioned film stands as an impressive and important document of one of the darkest eras in modern human history, and a tribute to the spirit of those who sought to save lives. --Robert Lane
added by UWO-LGBTQ | editAmazon.com, Robert Lane
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Spottiswoode, RogerDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alda, AlanActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bauchau, PatrickActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baye, NathalieActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clemenson, ChristianActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collins, PhilActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gere, RichardActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Huston, AnjelicaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Modine, MatthewActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tomlin, LilyActorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Originally produced for television broadcast in 1993 this film follows the struggle of a handful of strong-willed men and women who took on the fight to save lives in the face of a mysterious illness now called AIDS .
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Follows the struggle of a handful of strong-willed men and women who took on the fight to save lives in the face of a mysterious illness now called AIDS.

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