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The Ryan White Story (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  16 January 1989 (USA)
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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.

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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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Tom
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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
Mark Joy ...
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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The real Ryan White appeared in the movie as another patient with a feeding tube. 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.
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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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A True Tale Of Courage & Determination...
25 July 2003 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This is the story of the late Ryan White & his family. After contracting AIDS from a blood transfusion, he's refused the chance to return to school (in his hometown of Kokomo, Indiana) after he becomes well from an opportunistic infection. Since it's the early 1980's not much is really known about HIV, so ignorance is rampant in this hick/redneck town & people make their lives miserable. Judith Light is excellent as Jeanne White, Ryan's mom. Fighting along with her son for his right to an education. The expression on her face as she watches the welcome reception he receives, at a new school after they move to a different town, conveys the happiness only a mom could feel for her child.


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