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Longtime Companion ()


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The emergence and devastation of the AIDS epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations.
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Willy
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Howard
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Paul
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Lisa
Stephen Caffrey ...
Fuzzy
Tanya Berezin ...
Office Manager
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Rochelle
Michael Piontek ...
Office Worker
Joyce Reehling ...
Office Worker
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David
Mark Lamos ...
Sean
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John
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Michael
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Bob
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Soap Opera Reader
Margo Skinner ...
Casting Director
Eric Gutierrez ...
Disco Bartender
Brad O'Hare ...
Waiter
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Restaurant Bartender
Hazel Medina ...
Triage Nurse (as Hazel J. Medina)
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Heroin Addict
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Nurse with Addict
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Soap Actress
Kelly Connell ...
Man with Soap Script
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Dr. Seth
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Soap Actor
Keith Charles ...
Martin
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Walter
Robi Martin ...
Transvestite
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Ron
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Paul's Doctor
Pi Douglass ...
Henry (as Pi Douglas)
Dan Golden ...
Gym Instructor (as Sam Silver)
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GMHC Volunteer
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Alberto
Melora Creager ...
Finger Lakes Trio
Jesse Hultberg ...
Finger Lakes Trio
Lee Kimble ...
Finger Lakes Trio
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francis Callahan ...
Beachgoer (uncredited)
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Wild Waitress (uncredited)
Keith Mooney ...
Beach Goer (uncredited)
Burke Morgan ...
Party Guest at Main Table (uncredited)
Peter Riga ...
Beachgoer (uncredited)
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Mourner (uncredited)
Marc A. Thomas ...
Yuppie Home Owner (uncredited)

Directed by

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Norman René

Written by

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Craig Lucas ... (written by)

Produced by

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Lydia Dean Pilcher ... co-producer
Lindsay Law ... executive producer
Stan Wlodkowski ... producer

Music by

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Greg De Belles ... (as Greg DeBelles)

Cinematography by

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Tony C. Jannelli ... director of photography (as Tony Jannelli)

Film Editing by

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Katherine Wenning

Editorial Department

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Kent Blocher ... assistant film editor
David Grotell ... editing intern
Andrew Marcus ... associate film editor
Nancy Novack ... editing intern
Stan Sztaba ... negative matcher

Casting By

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Natalie Hart
Jason La Padura ... (as Jason LaPadura)

Production Design by

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Andrew Jackness

Art Direction by

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Ruth Ammon

Set Decoration by

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Kate Conklin

Costume Design by

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Walker Hicklin

Makeup Department

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Jim Conte ... hair color: Gerard Bollie Salon, N.Y.
Joe Dal Corso ... hair designer
John Dods ... special effects makeup consultant
Nina Port ... makeup designer
Meredith Soupios ... additional makeup artist

Production Management

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Lydia Dean Pilcher ... production manager
Cecilia Kate Roque ... unit production manager: reshoots (as Cecilia Roque)
Eve Silvester ... unit manager (as Eve M. Silvester)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Dolly Hall ... second second assistant director
Noga Isackson ... second assistant director
Howard McMaster ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Ariane Burgess ... set dresser
Jim Collier ... set dresser (as James Collier)
Alison Cornyn ... set dresser
Matthew Ebert ... set dresser (as Matt Ebert)
Nancy Friedman ... assistant set decorator
Mark Harrington ... set dresser
Lauren Helpern ... art department assistant
Paul Kramer ... set dresser
Martin Lasowitz ... property master
Lana Lin ... art department assistant
Kelly Reichardt ... assistant props
Susan Rosenthal ... art department assistant
Lauren Waldron ... art department assistant (as Lauren Waldren)
Andrew Watts ... art department assistant

Sound Department

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Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Paul Cote ... sound mixer
Stuart Goldstein ... apprentice sound editor
Jack Haigis ... sound effects editor
Raymond Karpicki ... dialogue editor (as Ray Karpicki)
Neil L. Kaufman ... adr editor (as Neil Kaufman)
George A. Lara ... foley mixer
Tommy Louie ... boom operator
Greg Sheldon ... supervising sound editor
Michael Shore ... assistant sound editor
Paul P. Soucek ... sound effects editor (as Paul Soucek)
Mel Zelniker ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Steve Paley ... special effects makeup assistant

Camera and Electrical Department

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Holly Bower ... still photographer
Phil Devonshire ... gaffer (as Philip Devonshire)
John Geisler ... best boy electric
Pedro Hernández ... grip
Patrick Higgins ... electrician
Richard Ludwig ... grip
Bruce MacCallum ... first assistant camera
Rick Marroquin ... grip
Peter Marzulli ... electrician
John Joseph Minardi ... grip (as John Minardi)
Tom O'Halloran ... second assistant camera
Katherine Ruppe ... camera production assistant
Gabor Szitanyi ... still photographer
William J. Taylor ... key grip (as William Taylor)

Casting Department

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William Baraket ... extras casting assistant
Adine Duron ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Laurie Buehler ... wardrobe supervisor (as Laurie J. Buehler)
Alan Flusser ... dress suits: Patrick Cassidy & Stephen Caffrey
Erin Hennessy ... costume assistant
Alyson Hui ... wardrobe associate
Audrey E. Lamb ... costume intern

Location Management

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Antonio Costa ... location assistant
Nathan Gendzier ... assistant location manager
Lyn Pinezich ... location scout

Music Department

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Larold Rebhun ... scoring mixer
Lia Vollack ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Michael Vasquez ... driver

Other crew

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Lisa Alkofer ... craft service
Scott Alpert ... production assistant
Tracy Atkinson ... production assistant
Roni Ben-Nevat ... set production assistant
Margaret Bridger ... assistant to producer
Matt Bucy ... production assistant
Randy Danson ... dialogue coach
John Dowdell ... film-to-tape transfer (as John J. Dowdell III)
John Duffy ... script supervisor
Karen Eisenstadt ... production auditor
Gina Genova ... production office coordinator
Sherry Greenberg ... office assistant
Rob Hallenbake ... key production assistant (as Robert Hallenbake)
Margie Howard ... assistant to director
Lee LeTicia ... set production assistant
Shira Levin ... production assistant
Maura McKeown ... production assistant
Timothy S. Melester ... medical consultant (as Timothy S. Melester M.D.)
Carlos Moore ... production assistant
Jo Nguyen ... assistant production office coordinator
Louis Perez ... production assistant
Stephen Rodner ... production attorney: Pryor, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn
Ira Sachs ... assistant to director
Dennis Salomone Sr. ... teamster captain (as Dennis Salomone)
Victoria Schatz ... production assistant
Blake Simpson ... production assistant
Greg Skoorka ... parking coordinator
Gerry Ferrara ... projectionist (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Perhaps the first film to put a human face on the AIDS epidemic, Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates the lives of our protagonists. Jumping between Manhattan and Fire Island, vignettes carry us from the it-couldn't-happen-to-me mentality of the early days of the disease to the invasive effect it has had on all of our lives, today. The title of the film comes from the New York Times' refusal to acknowledge homosexual relationships in their obituary section during this period. Instead, survivors were referred to as "Longtime Companions" of the deceased. Written by Mark Fleetwood

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Also Known As
  • Un compagnon de longue date (France)
  • Companys inseparables (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Compañeros inseparables (Spain)
  • Freundschaft fürs Leben (West Germany)
  • Dugogodišnji prijatelj (Croatia)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The title refers to the only way that newspapers at the time would allow a gay man's lover to be listed in an obituary. See more »
Goofs In the segment marked "July 3, 1981" people dance to the song "Do You Wanna Funk?" by Sylvester, but this song was not released until 1982. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Bird on a Wire/Last Exit to Brooklyn/Back to the Future Part III/Cadillac Man/Longtime Companion (1990). See more »
Soundtracks The Tide Is High See more »
Quotes Bartender: What do you want?
John: I'll have the sweat of that hairy man's brow, thank you.
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