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Go Toward the Light (1988)

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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Go to the Light  »

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Ben Madison: Grandma, would you be mad at me if I died?
Margo: Of course not.
Ben Madison: Do you think Mom and Dad would be mad at me?
Margo: Honey, you didn't do anything wrong. They could never be mad at you.
Ben Madison: But they've had me so long, they'd miss me so much.
Margo: Of course, they would miss you. But they love you very much and they could never, ever be mad at you.
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9 February 2001 | by (Sunnyvale, CA) – See all my reviews

If you like sad stories about the children, this one is the best. I watched this movie 5 times and every time I cried. If you know where I can buy this movie , please contact me.

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