And the Band Played On (1993)
Director: Roger Spottiswoode.
Starring: Matthew Modine (Dr. Don Francis), Alan Alda (Dr. Robert Gallo), Patrick Bauchau (Dr. Luc Montagnier), Nathalie Baye (Dr. Françoise Barre), Christian Clemenson (Dr. Dale Lawrence), David Clennon (Mr. Johnstone), Phil Collins (Eddie Papasano), Bud Cort (Antique shop owner), Alex Courtney (Dr. Mika Popovic), David Dukes (Dr. Mervyn Silverman), Richard Gere (The Choreographer), David Marshall Grant (Dennis Seeley), Ronald Guttman (Dr. Jean-Claude Chermann), Glenne Headly (Dr. Mary Guinan), Anjelica Huston (Dr. Betsy Reisz).
Based on the book by author Randy Shilts that brought the A.I.D.S. epidemic to the public's attention . Shilts himself died of complications accompanying the disease.
The movie reveals the chronic research and political neglect the A.I.D.S. disease first encountered.
Patrick Louis Cooney, Ph. D.
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