Go Toward the Light (1988)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Madison
Joshua Harris ...
Ben Madison
Gary Bayer ...
Dr. Gladstone
Mitchell Allen ...
Greg Madison
Brian Lando ...
Ryan McWhorter ...
Jack Tate ...
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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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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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