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Story

The late director Norman Rene and writer Craig Lucas made a pretty fine creative team on the stage and in the movies, and this 1990 drama about the evolving impact of AIDS on gay New Yorkers is their best cinematic achievement. The ensemble story follows the lives of nine or so characters as word of the so-called "gay cancer" eventually becomes a real force, killing several of them as the years go by. The film works well on a number of levels, not least of which is the enviable closeness of the characters, the script's wit, the bittersweet experience of loss, and a celebratory attitude at the end mixing wisdom with defiance. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Campbell ScottWilly
Patrick CassidyHoward
John DossettPaul
Mary-Louise ParkerLisa
Welker WhiteRochelle
Bruce DavisonDavid
Dermot MulroneyJohn
Michael SchoefflingMichael
Brian CousinsBob
Tony ShalhoubPaul's Doctor

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Norman Ren?
  • Producer: MGM/UA
  • Length: 96 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 1990
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 23, 2001
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