Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and family. He, and the people around him, must face up to the inevitablity of his death and the disease that's killing him. "An Early Frost" was many people's first look at an AIDS victim as a human being instead of a statistic. Written by
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Did You Know?
Over twenty years after this movie was made, D.W. Moffett
played Aidan Quinn's brother in an episode of Quinn's show The Book of Daniel
(2006). Quinn says on the commentary track for An Early Frost
(1985) that when the producers of The Book of Daniel
(2006) were casting the brother role, they asked Quinn if he knew Moffett. Quinn told them he did, and recommended Moffett for the role, but deliberately omitted the fact that the last time they had worked together, they had played lovers for fear that the producers would then not want to cast them as brothers. See more