Film / And the Band Played On

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A 1993 Made-for-TV Movie produced by HBO, about a group of epidemiologists investigating the spread of AIDS in the 1980s. Matthew Modine heads an All-Star Cast including Alan Alda, Phil Collins Richard Gere, Anjelica Huston, Steve Martin, Ian McKellen, and Lily Tomlin.

It explores the multitude of topics that the spread of AIDS brought to the fore: most notably, the gay community and homophobia. It is something of a Tear Jerker. Based on a book of the same name written by Randy Shilts, a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle.


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