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Go Toward the Light (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  1 November 1988 (USA)
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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 ...
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Greg Madison
Brian Lando ...
Keith
Ryan McWhorter ...
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Jack Tate ...
Rick
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2nd Doctor
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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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Go to the Light  »

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Claire: Most people see life as straight line and the longer the line, the more we think we have lived and the more whole we suppose our lives to be. But I learned from Ben, life is a circle... Ben died on July 4th 1986, a few days after his ninth birthday, a brief one-hundred-and-eight months after he was born. It's the hardest thing anyone could ever have to do, to help someone they love die. But we, as parents, had to help Ben face death; without pain, without fear and, ultimately, without us. Ben's...
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How strong do young actors have to be?
3 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Having watched the outstanding performance of young Joshua Harris as Ben (being a mother of two young sons myself) I am wondering - this theme and this sort of acting must surely leave a mark on the child? How was Joshua Harris prepared for this film and how did he cope in normal life? Enacting the story of Ben must surely have left a deep - I think lifelong - impression of the saddest kind on Joshua Harris, perhaps even inflicting damage on such a tender soul, damage that cannot be healed. I would never have one of my children act in such a story. I do not say this to shield young children from sadness, I say this to shield them from unnecessary pain.

Nevertheless - a compelling film.


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