The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.

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Jeanne White
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Ryan White
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Harley
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Andrea White
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Dr. Kleiman
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Loretta
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Tom (as Mitch Ryan)
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David Day
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Gloria White
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Charles Vaughan Sr.
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Sue Hatch
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Heath
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WKKI Radio
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Charles Vaughan Jr.
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The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder. Written by <worldchanger38@hotmail.com>

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16 January 1989 (USA)  »

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A História de Ryan White - Uma Lição de Vida  »

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Trivia

The real Ryan White appeared in the movie as another AIDS patient (with the feeding tube) named Chad. See more »

Quotes

Reporter: All this attention must be a lot for you.
Ryan White: Doesn't bother me.
Reporter: What does bother you?
Ryan White: Things I hear people say. Like that I spit on vegetables at the supermarket. Especially when I hear them say, "We know how you really got it."
Reporter: What do you mean?
Ryan White: People think I'm gay. Gays aren't the only ones who get it.
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Crazy Credits

A shot of Judith Light, Lukas Haas, and Nikki Cox fades into a shot of the real Jeanne White, Ryan White, and Andrea White. See more »

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Referenced in My Brother's Keeper (1995) See more »

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Performed by Sarah Jessica Parker and Lukas Haas
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Not Bad For a Health Class Video
19 May 2001 | by (Studio City, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

I had to watch The Ryan White Story in health class this week. It has movie of the week written all over it. The movie does not get into any medical or scientific discussion of AIDS and I don't expect it to. Its not a movie I would choose to show in health class, but as any student at Grant High School would know, ANYTHING is better than listening to a certain health teacher (I won't say his name) talk. The Ryan White Story is also not the worst movie Mr. Jacobs showed in his class (oops!).


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