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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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Technical Specs

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

Ben Madison: Grandma, would you be mad at me if I died?
Margo: Of course not.
Ben Madison: Do you think Mom and Dad would be mad at me?
Margo: Honey, you didn't do anything wrong. They could never be mad at you.
Ben Madison: But they've had me so long, they'd miss me so much.
Margo: Of course, they would miss you. But they love you very much and they could never, ever be mad at you.
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How strong do young actors have to be?
3 December 2006 | by kubinki49See all my reviews

Having watched the outstanding performance of young Joshua Harris as Ben (being a mother of two young sons myself) I am wondering - this theme and this sort of acting must surely leave a mark on the child? How was Joshua Harris prepared for this film and how did he cope in normal life? Enacting the story of Ben must surely have left a deep - I think lifelong - impression of the saddest kind on Joshua Harris, perhaps even inflicting damage on such a tender soul, damage that cannot be healed. I would never have one of my children act in such a story. I do not say this to shield young children from sadness, I say this to shield them from unnecessary pain.

Nevertheless - a compelling film.


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