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2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
In this triptych portrait of the global AIDS crisis, Jing Pin (Lucy Liu), an expectant mother living in the Chinese countryside, takes blood donations with tainted needles and sells what she's collected on the black market. Meanwhile, at a mission in Africa, three nuns struggle to secure medical care for farmworkers dying of AIDS. And in Montreal, Denys (Shawn Ashmore), an HIV-positive actor, steals his father's blood to fake test results and maintain his career in the porn industry.

Cast: Shawn Ashmore , Stockard Channing , Tanabadee Chokpikultong , Olympia Dukakis , Lucy Liu , Sandra Oh , Ian Roberts , Chloë Sevigny

Director: Thom Fitzgerald

Genres: Drama

3 Needles (2005)

Release Date: September 9th, 2005|2 hr. 5 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    If nothing else, Fitzgerald has demonstrated how huge a challenge the AIDS epidemic is on a worldwide scale, and how it will take a concerted, intelligent effort to solve it. It'll take a lot more than throwing money around. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    When 3 Needles premiered at Toronto last year, the stories were overlapping, in the style of "Babel" but without a unifying theme. It's less cumbersome as three separate stories, but they do not add up to much. show more

  • 100
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    After reminding us that the AIDS crisis in the West is far from over in "The Event," Fitzgerald widened his scope with this much-needed perspective on the global dimensions the disease has achieved. Despite the importance and seriousness of the subject, there's plenty of Fitzgerald's brand of sly humor on hand, particularly in the scenes involving the Quebecoise porn industry. show more

  • October 22, 2009 Ayrshirelassi
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    I think the movie was immoral. I was asked to watch it in school and walked out in the middle of it. They had people doing the wild thing and left nothing to the immagination. I think it should be rated R and that it has no place being shown at school. It's obsceen and offensive.

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