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Go Toward the Light (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 1 November 1988
A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.

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Claire Madison
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Margo
Joshua Harris ...
Ben Madison
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George
Gary Bayer ...
Dr. Gladstone
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Sally
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Jeff
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Zack
Mitchell Allen ...
Brian
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Greg Madison
Brian Lando ...
Keith
Ryan McWhorter ...
Randy
Jack Tate ...
Rick
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Joe
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A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.

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1 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Claire: [as Ben is dying] The veil is getting very thin. Can you see the light? Go towards the light, Ben. Go towards the light.
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helpful to kids
18 March 2001 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time when I was about 11. I didn't really understand the effects of AIDS on a person or on their family. This very touching movie really opened my eyes to what was going on all around me. I have grown up and never forgotten this movie (I still cry when I see it on TV), and I wish other kids could see this movie and get the same message I did out of it. I also realized that people with AIDS shouldn't be stereotyped and are just like everyone else (I felt so sorry when the school wouldn't let Ben back into school because of people's ignorance). Richard Thomas' explanation of death/a soul is also very helpful for a child with questions. Sad yet necessary film. Beautifully acted by everyone in the cast. Especially the actor who played young Ben, who was confused but very brave in his fight.


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