MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 17,364 this week

As Is (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  27 July 1986 (USA)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 71 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Story of a gay man who finds out he has aids and how people react.

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3623 titles
created 23 Aug 2011
 
a list of 42 titles
created 24 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 80 titles
created 26 Apr 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 21 Sep 2013
 
a list of 1465 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "As Is" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: As Is (TV Movie 1986)

As Is (TV Movie 1986) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of As Is.
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Go Toward the Light (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.

Director: Mike Robe
Stars: Linda Hamilton, Piper Laurie, Joshua Harris
Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Sherwood
Stars: John Bolger, Richard Ganoung, Steve Buscemi
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Marlon Riggs, with assistance from other gay Black men, especially poet Essex Hemphill, celebrates Black men loving Black men as a revolutionary act. The film intercuts footage of Hemphill ... See full summary »

Director: Marlon Riggs
Stars: Marlon Riggs, Michael Bell, Kerrigan Black
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Mantello
Stars: Jason Alexander, Stephen Spinella, Stephen Bogardus
And Then There Was One (TV Movie 1994)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola... See full summary »

Director: David Hugh Jones
Stars: Amy Madigan, Dennis Boutsikaris, Jane Daly
The Ryan White Story (TV Movie 1989)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.

Director: John Herzfeld
Stars: Judith Light, Lukas Haas, Michael Bowen
In the Gloaming (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.

Director: Christopher Reeve
Stars: Glenn Close, Bridget Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg
And the Band Played On (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Patrick Bauchau
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Hours" comes a story that chronicles a dozen years in the lives of two best friends who couldn't be more different. From suburban Cleveland in... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mayer
Stars: Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Robin Wright
Heartbeats (2010)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.

Director: Xavier Dolan
Stars: Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider
Buddies (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

This is a drama about a person with AIDS. It is the first American film to dramatize the subject. The story is about friendship and love, but it also presents the facts about AIDS known at ...

Director: Arthur J. Bressan Jr.
Stars: Geoff Edholm, Damon Hairston, Joyce Korn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Hospice Worker
...
Rich
...
Saul
Doug Annear ...
Chet
...
Lily
...
Brother
Julie Whitfield ...
Brother's Wife (as Julie Ganton)
Samantha Langevin ...
Partner
Reg Drager ...
Doctor #1
Gerald Lenton ...
Doctor #2
...
TV Commentator
...
Pickup #1
...
Pickup #2
Andrew Lewarne ...
Clone #1
Tedd Dillon ...
Clone #2
Edit

Storyline

Story of a gay man who finds out he has aids and how people react.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 July 1986 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
can anyone help me focate a copy of this video tape bionblunt
Discuss As Is (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?