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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

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In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

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Jean-Marc Vallée
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 82 wins & 81 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Ron Woodroof
Jennifer Garner ... Eve
Jared Leto ... Rayon
Denis O'Hare ... Dr. Sevard
Steve Zahn ... Tucker
Michael O'Neill ... Richard Barkley
Dallas Roberts ... David Wayne
Griffin Dunne ... Dr. Vass
Kevin Rankin ... T.J.
Donna Duplantier ... Nurse Frazin
Deneen Tyler ... Denise (as Deneen D. Tyler)
J.D. Evermore ... Clint
Ian Casselberry ... Hispanic Orderly
Noelle Wilcox Noelle Wilcox ... Kelly
Bradford Cox Bradford Cox ... Sunny
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Storyline

Dallas 1985. Electrician and sometimes rodeo bull rider Ron Woodroof lives hard, which includes heavy smoking, drinking, drug use (primarily cocaine) and casual sex. He is racist and homophobic. While in the hospital on a work related injury, the doctors discover and inform him that he is HIV+, and that he will most-likely die within thirty days. Ron is initially in angry denial that he would have a disease that only "faggots" have, but upon quick reflection comes to the realization that the diagnosis is probably true. He begins to read whatever research is available about the disease, which at this time seems to be most effectively treated by the drug AZT. AZT, however, is only in the clinical trials stage within the US. Incredulous that he, as a dying man, cannot pay for any drug which may save or at least prolong his life, he goes searching for it by whatever means possible. It eventually leads him to Mexico and a "Dr." Vass, an American physician whose license was revoked in the ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Dare to Live

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some strong sexual content, nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

22 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dallas Buyers Club See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$260,865, 3 November 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,298,285

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,198,285
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Runtime:

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the fifth movie to win Best Actor in a Leading Role & Best Actor in a Supporting Role Oscars (for Matthew McConaughey & Jared Leto), Going My Way (1944), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Ben-Hur (1959) & Mystic River (2003) being the others. However, as of 2018, this is the only year that all the nominees in these two acting categories were for performances in other Best Picture nominees. This was the only year in Oscar history that all five Best Supporting Actor nominees were from Best Picture nominees. See more »

Goofs

When Ron puts the sombrero on Dr. Saks's head while he's trying to talk her into writing out prescriptions for the drugs, the door opens and closes behind him. See more »

Quotes

Ron Woodroof: Let me give y'all a little news flash. There ain't nothin' out there can kill fuckin' Ron Woodroof in 30 days.
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Sweet Thang
Written by Johnny Otis
Performed by Shuggie Otis
Published by BMG Rights Management Canada
o/b/o Shuggie Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
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Two shining performances
7 December 2013 | by majic-5See all my reviews

Other reviewers have ably reviewed this film, so I'll just say that this small gem is the best film I've seen so far this year. Both lead actors give sparkling performances, and in scenes where they share the screen, you might need sunglasses to handle the sun-bright intensity.

Of note is that this entire film was shot in only 23 days and Leto, in particular, said in an interview on the Daily Show, that he didn't have much time to rehearse, making the performance even more impressive. The only detraction was Jennifer Garner. She barely projects the authority of a nurse, let alone a doctor, even though female doctors in the 70's (and maybe today) were second-class citizens.


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