• The Ryan White Story (1989)

The Ryan White Story

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, Quest, 1980s, Underdog, School, Heartwarming, Mother

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