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In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.

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Dallas 1985. Electrician and sometimes rodeo bull rider Ron Woodroof lives hard, which includes heavy smoking, drinking, drug use (primarily cocaine) and casual sex. He is racist and homophobic. While in the hospital on a work related injury, the doctors discover and inform him that he is HIV+, and that he will most-likely die within thirty days. Ron is initially in angry denial that he would have a disease that only "faggots" have, but upon quick reflection comes to the realization that the diagnosis is probably true. He begins to read whatever research is available about the disease, which at this time seems to be most effectively treated by the drug AZT. AZT, however, is only in the clinical trials stage within the US. Incredulous that he, as a dying man, cannot pay for any drug which may save or at least prolong his life, he goes searching for it by whatever means possible. It eventually leads him to Mexico and a "Dr." Vass, an American physician whose license was revoked in the ... Written by Huggo

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drug | doctor | hiv | aids | fda | See more »

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Rated R for pervasive language, some strong sexual content, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$5,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$260,865 (USA) (1 November 2013)

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$27,296,514 (USA) (25 April 2014)
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This is the fifth movie to win best actor & best supporting actor Oscars (for Matthew McConaughey & Jared Leto), Going My Way (1944),The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Ben-Hur (1959) & Mystic River (2003) being the others. See more »

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Ron Woodroof wears Ray-Ban polarized sunglasses, first sold in the late-2000s. See more »

Quotes

Ron Woodroof: These fuckers are coming at me, man, from all angles. I wanna file a restraining order.
David Wayne: Against who?
Ron Woodroof: Against the government and the fucking FDA, that's who.
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Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 24 February 2014 (2014) See more »

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The Fool
Written by Lee Hazlewood
Performed by Sanford Clark
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group, a division of Universal Music Canada Inc.
Courtesy of Ramco Records
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Two shining performances
7 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Other reviewers have ably reviewed this film, so I'll just say that this small gem is the best film I've seen so far this year. Both lead actors give sparkling performances, and in scenes where they share the screen, you might need sunglasses to handle the sun-bright intensity.

Of note is that this entire film was shot in only 23 days and Leto, in particular, said in an interview on the Daily Show, that he didn't have much time to rehearse, making the performance even more impressive. The only detraction was Jennifer Garner. She barely projects the authority of a nurse, let alone a doctor, even though female doctors in the 70's (and maybe today) were second-class citizens.


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