And the Band Played On (1993)




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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 … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Television
Directed By:
Written By: Randy Shilts, Arnold Schulman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 5, 2001
HBO Video


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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

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