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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

Released some five months before her passing. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rent (2005) See more »

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HEH, NOT A PHILADELPHIA,...
21 February 2002 | by matija-trostSee all my reviews

... but still a nice TV-movie about AIDS.

Although unknown, leading actress (Molly Ringwald) did a fine job, what can also be said for the guy who played Ben from Israel in hospital. Emotional viewers, beware:)) Movie runs smoothly (good directing) and keeps you in front of the TV all time.

And after you saw it, you still think about it. And I guess, that this was the purpose, so that's why I give this movie a high rate of

5 out of 10 (well, since is a TV movie, this is a HIGH rate)


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