An Early Frost (1985)





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A young gay lawyer discovers he has the HIV virus and soon finds that the physical pain is secondary to the mental anguish. His parents go through anguish of their own as they not only attempt to deal with his impending death but battle with their own prejudices concerning homosexuality.

Rating: Unrated (adult situations)
Genre: Drama, Television
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Written By: Ron Cowan, Daniel Lipman, Ron Cowen
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On DVD: Jul 18, 2006
Wolfe Video

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as Michael Pierson

as Nick Pierson

as Katherine Pierson

as Beatrice McKenna

as Peter Hilton

as Victor DiMato

as Christine

as Susan Maracek

as Dr. Redding

as Bob Maracek
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All Critics (1)

Though a capusle of its times, this groundbreaking TV film, the first work about AIDS in film or television (but not theater) holds up well due to high-caliber acting by Aidan Quinn as the son with AIDS and Ben Gazzarra and Gena Rowlands as his parents

Full Review… | July 18, 2006

Audience Reviews for An Early Frost


great important film, some of the information is obviously dated but the strong performances by all involved make it a powerful experience

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A touching story.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

The first movie to deal with the HIV/AIDS crisis. It needed to be made to dispel the myths of this awful virus. I commend everyone that worked on that film. A movie made about AIDS in 1985 could have meant the end of their careers but they felt the movie's message was more important. Good for them!


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