A Private War
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As a TV movie about a highly sensitive subject, overall it's a moving experience.
And the Band Played On adds its own snare-drum resonance to the AIDS catastrophe, beating elements of Randy Shilts' journalism into a passionate, incisive condemnation of the government's public health policy regarding this epidemic.
I enjoyed seeing A-list actors in the sort of small supporting role they would never otherwise accept. And they got the film made.
No production could accurately reproduce Randy Shilts' chilling account of the early days of AIDS, but this comes close.
Pretty powerful TV film about the AIDS epidemic and government inaction.
Earnest but still moving. Gere and Headly are great.
An all-star ensemble works wonders in this heart-breaking adaptation.
so sad, but so true
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.
A wonderful film. HBO never lets me down.
This film chronicles the history of HIV and AIDS. Everyone should watch this moving film!
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