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And the Band Played On (1993)




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This made-for-cable film, based on Randy Shilts' best-selling book, focuses on the burgeoning AIDS crisis. In 1981, researchers begin discerning a mysterious new disease that apparently affects only homosexual males. The long-range effects of AIDS is experienced through the first and second-hand experiences of several unfortunates.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Arnold Schulman, Randy Shilts
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 5, 2001
HBO Video


Matthew Modine
as Dr. Don Francis
Alan Alda
as Dr. Robert Gallo
Patrick Bauchau
as Dr. Luc Montagnier
Richard Gere
as The Choreographer
Lily Tomlin
as Selma Dritz
Nathalie Baye
as Dr. Francoise Barre
Christian Clemenson
as Dr. Dale Lawrence
Glenne Headly
as Mary Guinan
David Clennon
as Mr. Johnstone
Bud Cort
as Antique Shop Owner
Phil Collins
as Papasano
Alex Courtney
as Dr. Mika Popovic
Steve Martin
as Brother
Anjelica Huston
as Dr. Reisz
David Dukes
as Dr. Mervyn Silverman
Swoosie Kurtz
as Mrs. Johnstone
David Marshall Grant
as Dennis Seeley
Ronald Guttman
as Dr. Jean-Claude Cher...
Ken Jenkins
as Dr. Dennis Donohue
Richard Jenkins
as Dr. Marc Conant
Tcheky Karyo
as Dr. Willy Rozenbaum
Jack Laufer
as Brian McDonough
Donal Logue
as Bobbi Campbell
Dakin Matthews
as Congressman Phil Bur...
Peter McRobbie
as Dr. Max Essex
Jeffrey Nordling
as Gaetan Dugas
Charles Martin Smith
as Dr. Harold Jaffe
Stephen Spinella
as Brandy Alexander
B.D. Wong
as Kico Govantes
Walter Addison
as Blood Bank Executive
Alan Barry
as Hemophiliac Patient
Reg E. Cathey
as Staff Doctor #2
John Del Regno
as Man in Grand Central
John Durbin
as 6th Man
Mogens Eckert
as Chief Executive (Cop...
Carey Eidel
as Tennis Player
Richard Fancy
as Dr. Michael Gottlieb
Dave Florek
as Doughnut Shop Counte...
Patrick Gorman
as Charles Dauget
James Greene
as Dr. Alvin Freedman-K...
Thomas Kopache
as Blood Bank Executive
Clyde Kusatsu
as Blood Bank Executive
Rob La Belle
as Gay Rights Activist
Neal Lerner
as 1st Man
Rene Levant
as Blood Bank Executive
Rosemarie Murphy
as Blood Bank Executive
Angela Paton
as Woman in Denver
Sierra Pecheur
as Female Reporter
Miguel Pérez
as Reporter
Valeri Ross
as Jim's Secretary
William Wintersole
as Dr. Paul Florino
Jill Andre
as Red Cross Spokespers...
Christopher Carroll
as Dr. Aaron Kellner
Laura Innes
as Hemophiliac Represen...
Michael Winters
as Middle-aged Man
Christopher Carroll
as Dr. Aaron Kellner
Jack Kenny
as San Francisco Activi...
Chris Carroll
as Dr. Aaron Kellner
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Critic Reviews for And the Band Played On

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

No production could accurately reproduce Randy Shilts' chilling account of the early days of AIDS, but this comes close.

June 6, 2004

Pretty powerful TV film about the AIDS epidemic and government inaction.

October 19, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Earnest but still moving. Gere and Headly are great.

July 24, 2003
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

An all-star ensemble works wonders in this heart-breaking adaptation.

July 26, 2002

July 14, 2005

Audience Reviews for And the Band Played On

A wonderful film. HBO never lets me down.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

This film chronicles the history of HIV and AIDS. Everyone should watch this moving film!

Keysha H

Super Reviewer

so sad, but so true

Andreia Cordeiro

Super Reviewer

And the Band Played On Quotes

William W. Darrow Ph.D: It's either help me or don't help me...that's up to you. But, don't fuck with me..I'm not playing games here.
– Submitted by Jared B (2 years ago)
Choreographer: The party is over, especially for me.
– Submitted by Jesse K (3 years ago)

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