The Ryan White Story Poster

Release Date: 1989

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
In Kokomo, Ind., in the early 1980s, an adolescent hemophiliac named Ryan White (Lukas Haas) contracts AIDS through a routine blood transfusion. The fear and misinformation caused by the then-new disease causes his school to bar him from attending due to worries that he may infect his classmates. With the help of a dedicated attorney (George C. Scott) and a kindly nurse (Sarah Jessica Parker), Ryan, his mother (Judith Light) and his sister (Nikki Cox) fight for Ryan's human rights.

Cast: Judith Light, Lukas Haas, George C. Scott, Nikki Cox, Michael Bowen, George Dzundza, Valerie Landsburg, Sarah Jessica Parker

Director: John Herzfeld

Genres: Biography, Docudrama

Keywords: Hospital, 1980s, Underdog, Mother, Heartwarming, Quest, School