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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Cast

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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
Casey Ellison ...
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 final scene was filmed at South Iredell High School in Statesville, North Carolina. 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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

I'm Still Standing
Written and composed by Elton John (as Sir Elton John) and Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
Furnished by Universal-Songs of Polygram Int., Inc.
on behalf of HST Mgt. Ltd. / Universal-Polygram Int. Publ., Inc.
on behalf of Rogue Booze Inc. (BMI/ASCAP)
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Amazing, courageous boy!

Ryan White was an absolutely amazing boy. It's incredible that for such a young kid to be hit with everything he was, that he could so many wonderful things and touch the hearts of so many people. This movie tells the story of Ryan first contracting AIDS and what the city of Kokomo, Indiana put him through when he attempted to return to school. Thankfully he was able to escape most of the prejudice and live out the remainder of his life surrounded by people who loved him and cared about him. He was my hero. I named my son after him. If you don't know who he is, I highly recommend watching this movie.


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