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Release Date: May 18th, 2003

DVD Release Date: June 5th, 2001

PG-13|2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
In 1981, epidemiologist Don Francis (Matthew Modine) learns of an increased rate of death among gay men in urban areas. The startling information leads him to begin investigating the outbreak, which is ultimately identified as AIDS. His journey finds mostly opposition from politicians and doctors, but several join him in his cause. As it becomes apparent that people have personal reasons to turn the other cheek, Francis persists. Meanwhile, the number of deaths continues to grow.

Cast: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Lily Tomlin, Richard Gere, Steve Martin, Anjelica Huston, Swoosie Kurtz, Ian McKellen

Director: Roger Spottiswoode

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Underdog, 1970s, 1980s, Death, Quest, Doctor, Hospital

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Winner Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television