Just as it happened in real lie, Dan White shoots and kills Harvey Milk after also assassinating Mayor George Moscone. The film then flashes back to a scene from Milk's 40th birthday in which he tells lover Scott Smith that he doesn't expect to live to be 50. It then switches to scenes of the thousands of mourners comprising the candlelight vigil moving down Market Street from Castro Street to the City Hall as Milk, in a voiceover, finishes his dictation into the tape recorder. A note then appears saying: Over 30,000 people marched from the Castro to the City Hall to honor slain Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Mosconi. Epilogues then follow in which the fate and faces of each of the principal characters is detailed. DAN WHITE's lawyers argued that his diet of junk foods created a chemical imbalance that led to the killings. The press coined it 'The Twinkie Defense. A jury of Dan White's peers found him guilty of manslaughter, the minimum charge for both murders. The verdict set off The White Night Riots, the most violent uprising in the history of the gay movement. The next day, not a single arrest was made. In 1984, after serving only five years, Dan White was released from prison. Less than two years later, he returned to San Francisco and committed suicide. SCOTT SMITH worked tirelessly to preserve and continue Harvey's legacy. He died of AIDS-related complications in 1995. ANNE KRONENBERG is now the mother of three and Deputy Director of the Department of Public Health in San Francisco. JIM RIVALDO and DICK PABICH formed their own consulting firm in the Castro, lifting San Francisco's most progressive candidates to public office for two decades. DANNY NICOLETTE is a professional photographer who has documented the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement for over 30 years. In 1987, CLEVE JONES created the NAMES project AIDS Memorial Quilt, which remains an internationally recognized symbol of the HIV pandemic. Cleve continues his political activism today. Just past the Golden Gate Bridge, amidst a shower of grape Kool-aid, Doonesbury cartoons and bubble bath, Harvey's closest friends scattered his ashes out at sea.