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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.

Director:

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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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

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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: Sally, can I ask you something? You've been around so many dying children... what is it like for them?
Sally: [sighs] Well, when they first begin the death experience... they go into a kind of trance. They're not unconscious but it's like they're only half here. They most always talk about seeing a light, usually it's at the end of a long tunnel, and they want to go towards it. But a lot of times they're torn; between going and leaving the ones that they love behind. But when they do finally let go... a...
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4 December 1999 | by rdh-6See all my reviews

superb performance by young Ben. Excellent also by parents especially Greg, Richard Thomas.


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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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