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Sweet Jane (1998)

Jane, an HIV-positive heroin addict, meets Tony, a young AIDS victim with no family, and the two form a bond.

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Dr. Gordon
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Darryl
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Martielle
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Bob
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Silhouette
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Clemenzo
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Dr. Geiler
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Kellygreen
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Figure
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Stan Bleeker
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Korean Clerk
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Storyline

Jane is a drug addict who has just been diagnosed HIV-positive. Teenage boy Tony gets close to her and accepts her as a surrogate mother, but he's also terminally ill with AIDS. Written by Anonymous

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1 February 1998 (USA)  »

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$59 (USA) (14 July 2000)

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$967 (USA) (8 September 2000)
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Jane: [shaking him] Tell me what's wrong with you! What is it? Is it cancer or something? Goddammit, Tony, tell me what it is!
Tony: [quietly] AIDS.
Jane: [quickly lets go of him] Oh, Jesus!
Tony: No, don't worry. You can't get it from touching me.
Jane: I'm not afraid of getting it.
Tony: Sure...
Jane: I already got it, you stupid kid.
Tony: What?
Jane: Yeah. But evidently, you got it a whole lot worse.
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Absolutely and totally realistic.
24 October 2003 | by (San Antonio, Texas) – See all my reviews

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Samantha Mathis performed outstandingly as the main characters in this totally realistic movie. Having witnessed the HIV, drug, prostitute scene for real because of a "wild" family member, I can relate to the hurt, rejection and fears portrayed. I watched this because I'm a fan of McNamara, but Joseph won my heart for his acting ability as well did Samantha. This should be a must see for all drug users. I gave it a 10.


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