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And the Band Played On

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • A real-life drama about the tragic, time-consuming battles among government agencies, gay groups and scientists that impeded the discovery of, and research on, the AIDS virus. Gay leader Bill Kraus is dying -- and no doctor can name the disease that's killing him. All anyone knows is that some epidemic is attacking homosexual men. But rather than get down to serious experimentation and study, the Center for Disease Control stonewalls any effort to prove that the disease is transmitted through the blood; French and American scientists squabble about who should get credit for discovering the virus; and the gay community, sensitive about criticism of their lifestyle, refuses to admit that their own actions could make a difference in the spread of AIDS. Meanwhile, the death toll mounts... and mounts... and mounts...
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 90962

  • Credits
    Don Francis, Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Alphonso D'Abruzzo, Phil Collins, David Dukes, Richard Gere, Anjelica Huston, Swoosie Kurtz, Steve Martin, Ian McKellen, Ian McKellen, Lily Tomlin, Mary Jean Tomlin, B.D. Wong, Glenne Headly, David Marshall Grant, David Grant
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Wrenching..." - Recommended
    Premiere

    "...An important, star-studded drama based on Randy Shilts' book of the same name..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "...Engrossing..."
    USA Today

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