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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Claire Madison
... Margo
Joshua Harris ... Ben Madison
... George
Gary Bayer ... Dr. Gladstone
... Sally
... Jeff
... Zack
Mitchell Allen ... Brian
... Greg Madison
Brian Lando ... Keith
Ryan McWhorter ... Randy
Jack Tate ... Rick
... 2nd Doctor
... 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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1 November 1988 (USA)  »

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Go to the Light  »

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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 »

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Ben Madison: I'm gonna die, you know?
Jeff: Hey, don't say that.
Ben Madison: Why?
Jeff: Because you don't know that for sure.
Ben Madison: Yes, I do.
Jeff: Are you scared?
Ben Madison: No.
Jeff: Hey, wait a minute, this IV is all tangled.
Ben Madison: You'd make a good doctor.
Jeff: You think so, huh?
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Hemophilia and Aids
9 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie many times as a child, my mom had recorded it on TV. It is about a family with 3 children, all boys with hemophilia. The oldest gets AIDS from the medicine he takes to help his blood clot. Back before 1985, the medicine was derived from pooled human blood, unscreened for diseases like HIV or HepC. Imagine my surprise to deliver my first child in 2002 and find him diagnosed with hemophilia, which wasn't inherited from my parents. This movie was all the information I had about hemophilia and it was so sad. Luckily, my son's life is nothing like that of the Ben in the movie. Yet, it is a good reminder of the pain the hemophilia community endured because of poor medical treatment. I'd like to find a way to get a copy of this movie.


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