And the Band Played On
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And the Band Played On
The late journalist Randy Shilts' best-selling book on the burgeoning AIDS crisis was adapted for cable TV by Arnold Schulman. In 1981, researchers begin discerning a mysterious new disease that apparently affects only homosexual males (or so they thought at that time). Working independently, and with marked hostility toward one another, an American and a French research team manage to identify and name the dreaded HIV virus. The long-range effects of AIDS is experienced through the first- and secondhand experiences of several unfortunates, including a choreographer (Richard Gere) whose… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"No production could accurately reproduce Randy Shilts' chilling account of the early days of AIDS, but this comes close."
‑ Sarah Chauncey,
"An all-star ensemble works wonders in this heart-breaking adaptation."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Pretty powerful TV film about the AIDS epidemic and government inaction."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Earnest but still moving. Gere and Headly are great."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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