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

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Judith Light: I'm Judith Light. The film you are about to see 'The Ryan White Story' is being shown in an encore presentation as a tribute to Ryan.
[Narrating]
Judith Light: I played his mother, Jeanne, and through the filming I came to know him. I remember Ryan for his enthusiasm and his passion for life. He was with us from start to finish as we filmed his story. He was everywhere; caring, helping; and above all savoring the experience. I will forever miss him. His courage inspired us; his sheer warmed us; and his grace ...
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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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Authority Song
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Written by John Mellencamp
Performed by Sarah Jessica Parker and Lukas Haas
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Good movie
2 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was in this movie as an extra at South Iredell High School when they were filming. I got to meet Ryan and found that he truly was an inspiration of courage and determination. This movie reflects that. It shows the struggles he goes through and the fierceness with which he and his mother used to overcome the stereotypical impression of AIDS victims during those days. The actors portrayed the characters brilliantly and got a message across that we all need to learn. I came away from this experience with a new sense of values that we are not judges. The things that we fear the most are things we are most ignorant about. I highly recommend this movie not only to learn about the person, but to learn a very important aspect of life. That each person is a human no matter what the situation and deserves the dignity of such.


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