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Go Toward the Light (1988)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 1 November 1988
A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.

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Mike Robe
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Hamilton ... Claire Madison
Piper Laurie ... Margo
Joshua Harris Joshua Harris ... Ben Madison
Ned Beatty ... George
Gary Bayer Gary Bayer ... Dr. Gladstone
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Sally
Steven Eckholdt ... Jeff
Brian Bonsall ... Zack
Mitchell Allen Mitchell Allen ... Brian
Richard Thomas ... Greg Madison
Brian Lando Brian Lando ... Keith
Ryan McWhorter Ryan McWhorter ... Randy
Jack Tate Jack Tate ... Rick
John Wesley ... 2nd Doctor
Madison Mason ... Joe
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Storyline

A young couple faces the realities of life with their child who is diagnosed with AIDS.

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A story of one boy's courage and a family's struggle to survive the ultimate test.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Go to the Light See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The cabin seen in the beginning when they are at the family reunion is the same one used in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984). See more »

Quotes

Claire: Most people see life as straight line and the longer the line, the more we think we have lived and the more whole we suppose our lives to be. But I learned from Ben, life is a circle... Ben died on July 4th 1986, a few days after his ninth birthday, a brief one-hundred-and-eight months after he was born. It's the hardest thing anyone could ever have to do, to help someone they love die. But we, as parents, had to help Ben face death; without pain, without fear and, ultimately, without us. Ben's...
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Re: Go Towards The Light.......
1 December 2005 | by jlbm2004See all my reviews

This is far and away one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen without question. Linda Hamilton gives one of the most touching and poignant performances of her career; in fact, the entire cast is outstanding!!!! I recently ordered the DVD, and received it yesterday, Nov. 30th, and have already watched it several times; it is a movie I could never tire of. It should serve as an anthem for all parents of seriously ill children no matter the nature of the illness, and a guideline of how to cope and accept. Bravo to all who were a part of it!!!!! This movie is truly a gift!!!!! This is a must see movie for all parents; no, for all families, because it has such a precious and loving message to share with the audience. I first became acquainted with this movie on Movie Plex on True Story Saturday several years ago, and it has stayed with me ever since. I LOVE IT!!!!


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