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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
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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 patient with a feeding tube. 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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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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