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Something to Live for: The Alison Gertz Story (1992)

An AIDS-stricken woman becomes a leader in the struggle to educate people about the disease and its prevention.

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Tom McLoughlin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Ringwald ... Alison Gertz
Lee Grant ... Carol Gertz
Perry King ... Mark
Roxana Zal ... Tracy
George Coe ... Dr. Feldman
Christopher Meloni ... David
Kim Myers ... Lindy
Peter Spears ... Peter
Robert Bauer ... Ben
Nancy McLoughlin ... Nancy
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Dr. Bernie Siegel
Janet MacLachlan ... Mrs. Barrett
Martin Landau ... Jerry Gertz
Jody Montana Jody Montana ... Darren
Garn Stephens Garn Stephens ... Gwen
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Storyline

Based on the true-life story of one young, pretty, intelligent, middle-class and HIV/AIDS stricken Alison (Ali) Gertz. Molly Ringwald plays the titular character who has to come to terms with her illness and the lives affected from all-sides, who, also having to come to terms with a new, modern disease and the dealings of ignorance that was the nineteen-eighties. This is Alison Gertz's story via her teachings of her condition to a world still waking-up to this social stigma and of the courage, sadness and love that her short life touched. Written by Cinema_Fan

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One moment of passion changed her life forever, but her courage inspired others.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fatal Love See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Alison L. Gertz was born February 27, 1966 and passed away August 8, 1992. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rent (2005) See more »

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Out of this World
24 September 2006 | by Patrick BrackenSee all my reviews

I have just watched the film for the first time and I have been blown away. As a Gay man I have a huge love for the fight against HIV and AIDS. This film shows exactly what it is like even today with all the teachings about how HIV & AIDS are contracted. You will still find people afraid to shake the hands, use same toilet, drink from the same cup and even giving a hug because they are afraid they will contract the virus. If anyone reading this knows how I can get in touch with Alison Gertz please let me know. If anyone wants information on the HIV and AIDS virus please get in touch. An remember HIV and AIDS is not the gay persons disease which this film has been made to portray as well as the life of Alison.


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