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The Ryan White Story (1989)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 16 January 1989
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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Harley
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Andrea White
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Dr. Kleiman
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Loretta
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Laura
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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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Trivia

The real Andrea White appeared in the movie as a girl on the school bus (sitting behind the brunette girl who gets into a fight with her movie counterpart). 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 »

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Small Town
Written and composed by John Mellencamp
Performed by John Mellencamp
Furnished by EMI Full Keel Music (ASCAP)
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Excellent telling of the tragic life of Ryan White
8 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

Lukas Haas stars as Ryan White, the young boy who became the poster child for young AIDS victims.. the movie tells the story of his life and its ups and downs as he struggles with the disease and ignorance of the people around him. 8 of 10


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