It is the first film to deal with gay men affected by the AIDS Crisis.
It was released on October 11, 1989.
Tropes for the film:
- Ghost Reunion Ending: The ending has the surviving characters meet their friends who died of AIDS over the course of the movie.
- Imagine Spot: Several characters die throughout the movie, and it ends with the three surviving ones walking along the beach and they imagine being reunited with all their friends who have died of AIDS. Then it cuts back to the three of them alone, wondering if a cure will ever be found.
- Tragic AIDS Story: The movie is about AIDS impacting the lives of several gay men, many of which die because of the disease. The film ends with a heartbreaking Imagine Spot where the three surviving friends are walking along the beach and are reunited with their deceased friends before it cuts back with them alone.
- Viewer-Friendly Interface: Arguably justified by Sean's deteriorating health, as vision problems were commonly associated with AIDS at the time.