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And the Band Played On (1993)


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Release Date: Sep 11, 1993 Wide



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The late journalist Randy Shilts' best-selling book on the burgeoning AIDS crisis was adapted for cable TV by Arnold Schulman. In 1981, researchers begin discerning a mysterious new disease that apparently affects only homosexual males (or so they thought at that time). Working independently, and with marked hostility toward one another, an American and a French research team manage to identify and name the dreaded HIV virus. The long-range effects of AIDS is experienced through the first- and


Drama, Television

Randy Shilts, Arnold Schulman

Jun 5, 2001

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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

Audience Reviews for And the Band Played On

so sad, but so true
January 18, 2011
Andreia Cordeiro

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A bit dated mainly because of the actors. I was impressed but the emotional part of the story kinda veers of course and the movie starts focusing more on who gets credit for the antivirus, which wasn't as interesting to me. Some interesting information that I'd never heard though and I would recommend it.
August 31, 2009

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