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Larry Kramer (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 May 2014 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
To win a war, you have to start one.
Plot:
A gay activist attempts to raise H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. awareness during the early 1980s. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 27 wins & 54 nominations See more »
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"We are all walking time-bombs..." See more (61 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Mark Ruffalo ... Ned Weeks

Jonathan Groff ... Craig

Frank De Julio ... Nick

William DeMeritt ... Nino

Taylor Kitsch ... Bruce Niles

Joe Mantello ... Mickey Marcus

Sean Meehan ... Morton

Stephen Spinella ... Sanford
Jill Melanie Wirth ... Receptionist

BD Wong ... Buzzy

Julia Roberts ... Dr. Emma Brookner

Jim Parsons ... Tommy Boatwright

Adam B. Shapiro ... Bella (as Adam Shapiro)

John Mainieri ... John

Matt Bomer ... Felix Turner

Alfred Molina ... Ben Weeks

Will Bradley ... Mario

Chris Sullivan ... Mike the Tech

Corey Brill ... Henry

Frank Fortunato ... City Hall Guard

Finn Wittrock ... Albert

Armand Schultz ... Dick Lombardo

Rebecca Watson ... Sarabeth Clare

Gregory Adair ... Malcom Murphy (as Greg Adair)
Danielle Ferland ... Estelle

Joe Lanza ... TV Reporter

Francois Battiste ... Cameraman

Denis O'Hare ... Hiram Keebler

Wenne Alton Davis ... Gloria
Richard Prioleau ... Phil

Patrick Woodall ... Grady
Brett Glazer ... Lenny

Rob Tunstall ... Man on the Subway (as Robert Tunstall)

Irena Bakovic ... Stewardess

Catherine Chadwick ... Albert's Mother
Eden Marryshow ... Orderly
Scott Johnsen ... Undertaker

Remy Auberjonois ... Examining Doctor

Corey Stoll ... John Bruno
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Louis Armstrong ... Orchestra Leader (archive footage: Hello Dolly)
Andrew Alberson ... Beach Goer / Party Guest (uncredited)
Shaun Allen ... Beach Goer (uncredited)
Jake Allyne ... Man in Woods / Partygoer (uncredited)

Frank Bal ... Koch Security Detail (uncredited)
Brandon Ballone ... JizzaBella - Drag Queen (uncredited)

David Beck ... Disco Guy (uncredited)
Raymond Michael Bell ... GMHC Worker (uncredited)

Lorenzo Beronilla ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Brennen Scott Cooper ... Yale Student (uncredited)
Jacob Devik ... Disco Patron (uncredited)

Eduardo J. Escobar ... Disco Dancer (uncredited)

Neyssan Falahi ... Gregory (Mickey Marcus Boyfriend) (uncredited)
Joe Fionda ... Ferry Rider (uncredited)
Adam Francisco ... Disco Dancer (uncredited)
Les Gardonyi ... Reporter (uncredited)
Matthew Gooley ... Health Committee Member (uncredited)
Jamie Greco ... Party Goer (uncredited)
Wes Haskell ... Guy in Pines / Bathhouse Goer (uncredited)

Frank Hernandez ... Minister on the Beach (uncredited)

Corey Jantzen ... Pool Guest (uncredited)

Daniel Keith ... Disco Twink (uncredited)
John Kish ... Gay Disco Couple (uncredited)
Jeanmarie Lally ... Fag Hag (uncredited)
Emily Rose Laskey ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
Benjamin Lott ... Taxi Cab Driver (uncredited)
Ren Marsh ... Mourner (uncredited)

Elroy Martinez Jr. ... Disco Attendee (uncredited)

Geoffrey Mergele ... GMHC Volunteer (uncredited)
Laura Merrill ... Fag Hag (uncredited)

Gregg Micheals ... GMHC Volunteer (uncredited)

Paul David Miller ... Disco Partygoer (uncredited)
Ben Monk ... Disco Queen (uncredited)
Mdivani Monroe ... GMHC Fundraiser Attendee (uncredited)

Jesse Newman ... Hospital Patient (uncredited)
Lisa Perez ... Fag Hag (uncredited)
Josh Pesin ... Janitor (uncredited)
Rich Petrillo ... Pneumonia patient (uncredited)
Blake Pruitt ... Yale Student (uncredited)
Romesh Radhakrishnan ... Disco Dancer (uncredited)
James Roberts ... Disco Attendee (uncredited)

Tyler Evan Rowe ... Man's Country Ad Mustache Guy (uncredited)

Shade Rupe ... Angry Activist (uncredited)

George Schroeder ... White Party Goer (uncredited)
Christian Paul Sherwood ... Disco Patron (uncredited)

Nancy Ellen Shore ... NYC Government Bureaucrat (uncredited)
Robert Shulman ... Newsroom Employee (uncredited)
John Stepanian ... Fire Island Resident (uncredited)
Thomas W. Stewart ... Man at Disco (uncredited)

Joseph Anthony Sudol ... Fire Island Party Boy (uncredited)
Rafael Svarin ... Disco Attendee (uncredited)
Mario Tarquinio ... Gay Prom (uncredited)
Yeuris Taveras ... GMHC Staff (uncredited)
Tuna Tekeli ... 1982 Gay Disco Attendee (uncredited)
Jamie Theurich ... Disco Dancer (uncredited)
Adrian Van Ess ... Newsroom Employee (uncredited)
Stephen Velichko ... Ferry Passenger (uncredited)
William Henderson White ... New York Times Editor (uncredited)

Cris Williams ... Beach Goer (uncredited)

Joe Zaso ... Pines Tree Orgy Member (Center) (uncredited)

Zenon Zeleniuch ... Ed Koch (uncredited)

Directed by
Ryan Murphy 
 
Writing credits
Larry Kramer (screenplay)

Larry Kramer (play "The Normal Heart")

Ryan Murphy  uncredited

Produced by
Jason Blum .... executive producer
Dante Di Loreto .... executive producer
Scott Ferguson .... producer
Dede Gardner .... executive producer
Gina Lamar .... co-producer
Ned Martel .... associate producer
Alexis Martin Woodall .... producer
Ryan Murphy .... executive producer
Brad Pitt .... executive producer
Mark Ruffalo .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Cliff Martinez 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Moder (director of photography) (as Danny Moder)
 
Film Editing by
Adam Penn 
 
Casting by
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond 
Amanda Mackey 
 
Production Design by
Shane Valentino 
 
Art Direction by
Steph Barkley  (as Stephanie Barkley)
Anu Schwartz 
 
Set Decoration by
Andrew Baseman 
Amanda Carroll 
 
Costume Design by
Daniel Orlandi 
 
Makeup Department
Emily Ansel .... makeup artist
Fríða Aradóttir .... hair stylist: Ms. Roberts (as Frida Aradóttir)
LuAnn Claps .... makeup artist
Chris Clark .... hair department head
Valerie Gladstone-Appel .... assistant hair stylist
Valerie Gladstone-Appel .... hair stylist (as Valerie Gladstone)
Nicky Pattison Illum .... makeup artist (as Nicky Pattison)
Eryn Krueger Mekash .... makeup department head
Sherri Berman Laurence .... key makeup artist
Mike Mekash .... makeup artist
Paul Molnar .... makeup artist
Krystle Poulin .... makeup artist
Lyndell Quiyou .... hair stylist: Ms. Roberts
Mary Anne Spano .... makeup artist
Cara Hannah Sullivan .... hair stylist
Enrique Vega .... hair stylist
Carla White .... makeup artist: Ms. Roberts
Joseph Whitmeyer .... key hair stylist (as Joe Whitmeyer)
Elisa Acevedo .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Jovan Vitagliano .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Scott Ferguson .... unit production manager
Erica Kay .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leo Bauer .... first assistant director
Jake Brown .... dga trainee
Becky Chin .... second assistant director
Amy Lauritsen .... second assistant director
Josh Muzaffer .... second second assistant director
Brian Papworth .... second second assistant director
Heather Verbeke .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter Beck .... storyboard artist
Adrien Blanc .... assistant prop
Roland Brooks .... charge scenic artist
Tiffany M. Carpenter .... graphic designer
Jon Carter .... set dresser
Gary Chandler .... set dresser
Michael Consolmagno .... set dresser
Michael Consolmagno .... set dresser: day player
Katherine Akiko Day .... assistant art director
Ruby De Jesus .... set dresser
Robert S. Dressel .... set dresser
Carl Ferrara .... leadman
Nicholas Ferrara .... set dresser
Lee Howard .... assistant property master
Dennis Jones .... set dresser
Michael Kall .... key carpenter
Keri Lederman .... assistant set decorator
Kevin Leonidas .... on-set dresser
Peter Levitsky .... set dresser
Alanna Nevada Levy .... art department coordinator (as Alanna Levy)
Julie Marr .... camera scenic
Cathy T. Marshall .... assistant set decorator
Christopher Minard .... assistant art director
Jeff Naparstek .... set dresser
Ryan Palmer .... assistant art director
Wilhem Perez .... scenic artist
Julie Peters-Haymes .... set dresser
Daniel Poland .... art department production assistant
John Ralbovsky .... scenic foreman
Malicky Reilly .... set dresser
Saviel Rivera .... set dresser
Christopher Rovira .... carpenter
Pierre Rovira .... construction coordinator
Michael Saccio .... property master
Melissa Shakun .... assistant art director
Dylan Jude Sheridan .... graphic designer (as Dylan Sheridan)
Gordon Tanner .... set dresser
Mike Thompson .... key greensman
Dick Tice .... leadman
Laura Wallgren .... set dresser
Graham Wichman .... set dec buyer
 
Sound Department
Doug Andham .... re-recording mixer
Timothy A. Cleveland .... sound designer
Scott Curtis .... foley mixer
John D'Aquino .... pro tools playback
Evan Daum .... adr mixer
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor
Joe Earle .... re-recording mixer
Mark Goodermote .... boom operator
Jason Krane .... adr and dialogue editor
Drew Kunin .... production mixer
Dawn Lunsford .... foley artist
Gary Megregian .... supervising sound editor
Beauxregard Neylon .... adr mixer
Egor Panchenko .... pro tools playback mixer
Schavaria Reeves .... sound
William Sarokin .... sound mixer: Phase 2
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Renuka Ballal .... visual effects producer: Phosphene
Kate Berry .... producer: main title sequence
Larry Detwiler .... visual effects producer
Luciano DiGeronimo .... digital compositor
Patrick Horne .... visual effects artist
Lacey Hutchison .... visual effects coordinator
John Kearns .... DI Restoration
Jason Maynard .... visual effects artist
Josh Miyaji .... visual effects artist
Jamie Gary Phillips .... digital compositor (as Jamie Phillips)
Jamie Gary Phillips .... visual effects (as Jamie Phillips)
Aaron Raff .... visual effects supervisor
Matt Resta .... visual effects artist
Eddie Robison .... cg supervisor
Jason Sax .... visual effects producer: Inhance Digital
Derek Serra .... visual effects artist
Wilson Tang .... digital restoration
Tim Van Horn .... digital compositor
Scott Winston .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Scott Burik .... stunt performer
Blaise Corrigan .... stunt performer
William Cote .... stunt performer (as William Cote Kruschwitz)
Drew Leary .... stunt performer
Terence Lorino .... stunt performer
Victor Paguia .... stunt coordinator
Christopher Place .... stunt coordinator (as Chris Place)
Thomas Place .... stunt performer (as Tom Place)
Stephen A. Pope .... stunt coordinator (as Stephen Pope)
Turner Smith .... stunt performer
Mack Kuhr .... safety officer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Haffe Acosta .... loader
Craig Blankenhorn .... still photographer
Frank Blasko .... electrician
Graham Burt .... second assistant "a" camera
Oliver Cary .... b camera operator "phase 2"
Stephen Consentino .... a cam/steadicam operator
Andrew J. Dolan .... electrician
Jamie Fitzpatrick .... first assistant b camera: second phase
Raphael Frank .... electrician
David Granito .... grip
Brett Heicher .... electrician
Brian Heller .... aerial cinematographer
Michael A. Leo .... generator operator
Charles Libin .... camera operator: "b" camera
Richard MacDonald .... electrician
Michael C. Maronna .... best boy electric
Gary Martone .... key grip
Tricia Mears .... loader
Tim Metivier .... 1st AC a camera/steadicam
John Nasta .... rigging grip
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Martin Nowlan .... rigging gaffer
Thomas O'Connor .... rigging gaffer: stage
Jon W. Rosenbloom .... pre-rigging best boy
Ethan Rosenduft .... grip
Dave Samuel .... gaffer
Jacob Stahlman .... second assistant camera "a": phase 2
Michael Sterlacci .... grip
Jonathan Stern .... best boy rigging electric
James Sylvia .... b camera
JoJo Whilden .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Yelda Gurkan Altalef .... extras casting assistant (as Yelda Gurkan)
Neal Andrus .... casting assistant
Pat Evans .... crowd casting assistant
Samantha Gergen .... extras casting associate
Rickey Kalinowski .... extras casting associate
Cash Oshman .... Big Crowds: President
Alana Raiser .... Big Crowds: Vice President
Susanne Scheel .... casting associate
David M. Waldron .... extras casting director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jason Adam V .... costumer
Gilbert Aleman .... costumer
Kimberly Baird .... costumer
Brooke Bennett .... costume coordinator
Jonathan Clay .... key costumer
Sarah Dano .... costumer
Monika Darby .... costumer
Megan Ehrling .... set costumer
Gail A. Fitzgibbons .... costume supervisor
Thomas Lee Keller .... assistant costumes designer
Colby Kelly .... costumer
Penelope Laughman .... key costumer
James Nadeaux .... head tailor
Thomas J. Reiter .... costumer
Monica Russell .... costumer
Thomas M. Smalley .... costumer
Robert Sparkman .... costumer
Hartsell Taylor .... costume supervisor: NY
Paul Thompson .... set costumer
Maria Tortu .... assistant costume designer
Fran Vega-Buck .... costumer: Ms. Roberts (as Frances Vega)
Angeline Zeigler .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Tony Dustin .... digital intermediate colorist: Technicolor
Dave Francis .... colorist
Allyse Manoff .... digital intermediate producer
Ross Mathy .... post-production coordinator
John Petaja .... assistant editor
Hutton Tignini .... post-production assistant
Everette Webber .... digital intermediate editor
 
Location Management
Mike Buonanno .... assistant location manager
Heather Gauntt .... assistant location manager
Sara Kelley .... locations unit production assistant
Christopher LeStrange .... location scout
Serrantos Madimenos .... location production assistant
Kip Myers .... location manager
Patrick O'Hala .... location assistnt
Michelle Stella .... location coordinator
Benjamin J. Stern .... location assistant
Rachel Trombetta .... location assistant
 
Music Department
Charles Beale .... arranger
P.J. Bloom .... music supervisor (as PJ Bloom)
Eric Bradley .... musican: singer
Tim Davis .... vocal contractor
Tommy Faragher .... music producer
Heather Guibert .... music coordinator
Jon Robert Hall .... mens choir
Gerrit Kinkel .... music recording engineer
David Klotz .... music editor
Eduardo Ponsdomenech .... music editor
Mac Quayle .... composer: additional music
Mac Quayle .... score mixer
Greg Whipple .... playback singer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Frank Bonsangue .... driver: directors
Ralph Volpe .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Michael Arnold .... movement choreographer
Teddy Au .... production accountant
Arusha Baker .... set production assistant
Jonathan Potter Barnes .... production assistant
Janice Brabaw .... payroll accountant
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (as Al Cerullo Jr.)
Amanda Cheng .... production assistant
Pete Donohue .... Key Production Assistant
Maggie Engelhardt .... production coordinator
Alvin Friedman-Kien .... medical advisor (as Dr. Alvin Friedman-Kien)
Francesca Galesi .... researcher
Rebecca Garland .... production accountant
Michael Hall .... production secretary
Justin Harris .... assistant to producer
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialect coach: Mark Ruffalo
Takina Holloman .... first assistant accountant
Devon Jacobs-Quinn .... assistant: Mr. Di Loreto (as Devon Quinn)
Devon Jacobs-Quinn .... assistant: Mr. Di Loreto
Bradley Dean Jones .... stand-in: Alfred Molina
Jennifer Kates .... medical researcher
Daniel Keith .... stand-in: Mark Ruffalo/Jim Parsons
Ron Kochie .... set medic
Kim Krafsky .... animal trainer
Todd Kubrak .... assitant to producers
Maria McIndoo .... Office Production Assistant
Mark Meloccaro .... rights and clearances
Mark Millner .... production assistant
Hal J. Moskowitz .... wheelchair advisor
William Nixon .... production assistant
Ginny Nugent .... production executive
Christina Oh .... assistant: Ms. Gardner
Chelsea Stardust Peters .... assistant: Mr. Blum (as Chelsea Peters)
Jean-Louis Rodrigue .... movement specialist: Matt Bomer
Christina Roulette .... production assistant
Matthew Ryckman .... assistant: Mr. Blum (as Matt Ryckman)
Delaney Schenker .... accounting clerk
Kati Sklut .... assistant production coordinator
Matt Solik .... assistant
Sara Stelwagen .... assistant: Mr. Murphy
Orlando M. Vazquez .... production assistant
John Wang .... chinese subtitle translation
Allyson Weeks .... accounts payable clerk
Raymond Michael Bell .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jhomar Josue .... visual research (uncredited)
Taylor McNulty .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Tom Bianchi .... the producers wish to thank
 

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132 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Jim Parsons, who plays Tommy, also played the part in the 2011 Broadway revival, making him the only actor to reprise his role. His co-stars included Ellen Barkin, Lee Pace, John Benjamin Hickey, and Luke McFarlane.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: In the house at Fire Island a Baseball game is seen on the TV which Bruce mentions. In the summer of 1981 however there was a long MLB strike from June 12th through August 9th, 1981 during which time that scene presumably is set and no games were played.See more »
Quotes:
John Bruno:Do you really believe that anybody in a serious public office position in their heart of hearts or even in their most closeted meetings say to each other, "Hey guys, let's not get too upset about this?"
Ned Weeks:[to the President's advisor] Yes, your boss hasn't said the word AIDS out loud.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Waiting on a FriendSee more »

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61 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
"We are all walking time-bombs...", 25 May 2014
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Heart-rending, gut-wrenching adaptation by Larry Kramer of his own successful play about the foundation and formation in 1982 of the Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York City in the wake of what was then-called the Gay Cancer (now HIV/AIDS). Dramatization of events, with Mark Ruffalo's screenwriter Ned Weeks substituting for Kramer, is necessarily a no-holds-barred examination of gay sex in the '80s and its consequences, with the gay community themselves their own worst enemy (by being asked to abstain in the wake of more information on the disease, they felt oppressed as a modern culture and rebelled). In spite of an agonizingly long gestation period for this material (which Barbra Streisand optioned years ago, but was unable to finance), director Ryan Murphy has crafted an immediate and powerful document, alternately angry, sexy, tough, moving and thoughtful. Though "Longtime Companion" and the cable-film "And The Band Played On" have covered the AIDS epidemic (and done it extremely well), that does not lessen the impact of this HBO film, which packs an emotional wallop. Performances from Ruffalo, Julia Roberts, Alfred Molina, Matt Bomer, Jim Parsons and the entire cast are superlative.

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