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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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Go to the Light  »

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The cabin seen in the beginning, when they are at the family reunion is the same cabin used in Friday the 13th the Final Chapter. See more »

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Ben Madison: I'm gonna die, you know?
Jeff: Hey, don't say that.
Ben Madison: Why?
Jeff: Because you don't know that for sure.
Ben Madison: Yes, I do.
Jeff: Are you scared?
Ben Madison: No.
Jeff: Hey, wait a minute, this IV is all tangled.
Ben Madison: You'd make a good doctor.
Jeff: You think so, huh?
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So sad
19 November 2005 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Children dying ... Hollywood has produced tearjerkers, depressing and uplifting versions of the story, naive ones, and this movie contains a bit of all of that. But I'm not saying this in a negative way ... the movie tries to do its best to tell the story in 90 minutes, and there will be few who don't feel coming up a tear or two while watching. It's definitely a "Hollywood TV movie", and it does have the look and feel of one. It's also a movie from the 80's, and that starts showing. But the message remains a powerful one : kids die too, and saying goodbye is painful. Aids can kill, and still scares people away. Force can be found in the medical world, in religion, and most importantly in one's own family.


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