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As Is (1986)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  27 July 1986 (USA)
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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 ...
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Reg Drager ...
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Gerald Lenton ...
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TV Commentator
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Pickup #1
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Pickup #2
Andrew Lewarne ...
Clone #1
Tedd Dillon ...
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Story of a gay man who finds out he has aids and how people react.

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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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Moving film with great performance by Hadary
5 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Caught this movie years ago on cable. What struck me was the portrayal by Hadary; to me it was the most realistic portrayal of a gay man I had seen to that point. I had (and have) many gay friends and he seemed to catch many of the aspects that I had noted in my friends without going over the top (as has happened many times).

The story itself is, of course, powerful and the only reason I don't give it a 10 out of 10 is that it is a filmed version of a play and that is rarely pulled off well. They did an excellent job, but I still can see the "play" aspect of it. Regardless, it is well worth a viewing and I recommend it highly.


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