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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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Jane
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Old Woman Patient
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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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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: Tony, how'd you get it?
Tony: What? I don't know.
Jane: Well, you must know.
Tony: No.
Jane: Well, you never did drugs, right? Was it a blood transfusion? Did you ever street hustle?
Tony: No!
Jane: Look, it's nothing to be ashamed of.
Tony: Well, maybe not for you! You're not ashamed of nothing!
Jane: Is that what happened?
Tony: No! Just shut up about it!
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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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