Story of a gay man who finds out he has aids and how people react.
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Hospice Worker
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Rich
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Saul
Doug Annear ...
Chet
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Lily
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Brother
Julie Whitfield ...
Brother's Wife (as Julie Ganton)
Samantha Langevin ...
Partner
Reg Drager ...
Doctor #1
Gerald Lenton ...
Doctor #2
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TV Commentator (as Tonya Lee Williams)
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Pickup #1
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Pickup #2
Andrew Lewarne ...
Clone #1
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Clone #2
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Story of a gay man who finds out he has aids and how people react.

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27 July 1986 (USA)  »

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The original Broadway production of "As Is" by William M. Hoffman opened at the Lyceum Theater in New York on May 1, 1985, ran for 285 performances, was nominated for the 1985 Tony Award (New York City) for the Best Play and the Hoffman play was the basis for this filmed presentation. See more »

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Saul: Your cousin's hot, is he gay?
Lily: I don't know, I'll ask him... Chet, hon, are you gay?
Saul: Lily!
Chet: ...Yes.
Lily: Thanks, hon.
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Hauntingly realistic
6 September 2008 | by (Connecticut, United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this when it first was broadcast and now, 22 years later it's still with me. The characters are not whitewashed, they're real. Dewhurst, always one of my favorite earth-mother actresses brings a needed bit of humor and also a sensible comment on attitudes, Carradine as the PWA is neither a victim nor the bad guy. His frustrations with life being alternately at a point where "he had been jogging and coming to the realization that "it doesn't get any better than this" juxtaposed with barely being able to stand and being angry by early prejudice and fears about his disease. Best of all however, was Jonathan Hadary as Saul, the one person who loves him enough to argue with him when he doesn't appear to love himself. In my view, this is one of THE classic AIDS movies.


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