Our Sons (1991)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  19 May 1991 (USA)
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Donald is a young man dying of AIDS. His lover, James, asks his mother to go to Fayetteville, Arkansas and tell Donald's mother, who has been estranged from her son for years.



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Complete credited cast:
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Essex Smith ...
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Frank Whiteman ...
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A young man (Donald) is dying of AIDS. His lover (James) asks his mother (Audrey) to go to Fayetteville, Arkansas and tell Donald's mother, who has been estranged from her son for years. Written by Randy Goldebrg <gaellon@inch.com>

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Julie Andrews portrays Hugh Grant's mother, using her usual voice, an upper crust British accent, while Grant, also British, portrays Andrews son, with an American accent. See more »


Audrey Grant: He's gonna die, you stupid bitch!
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This film is dedicated to the memory of the 108,731 people in the United States who have died of complications from AIDS. See more »


References White Heat (1949) See more »

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Two Great Stars Team for the First Time in Controversial TV Movie...
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In OUR SONS, Oscar winner Julie Andrews made her TV movie debut as a wealthy socialite who is asked by her gay son (Hugh Grant) to travel to the town of Fayetteville to find the mother (Ann-Margret) of his lover (Zeljko Ivanek), who is dying of AIDS and wants to see his mother before he dies. This movie shows all four characters going through a myriad of emotions as not only does Andrews have to deal with the fact that her own son is gay and that his lover is dying, she is forced into bonding with this stranger, who not only knew nothing about her son being gay, but now that she knows, wants nothing to do with him and seems curiously unmoved by the fact that her son is dying. Also complicating matters is a clash of social classes as Andrews finds Ann-Margret's character to be uneducated white trash who resents this wealthy woman's intrusion into her life, which ignites some very powerful emotions between the two women. Equally moving are the scenes between the two lovers. This movie is well-directed and acted and brings up quite a few unpleasant questions regarding homosexuality and AIDS. An adult motion picture drama that tackles some unpleasant subject matter but is well worth watching for the adult and open minded movie viewer.

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