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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ron Woodroof
... Eve
... Rayon
... Dr. Sevard
... Tucker
... Richard Barkley
... David Wayne
... Dr. Vass
... T.J.
Donna Duplantier ... Nurse Frazin
... Denise (as Deneen D. Tyler)
... Clint
... Hispanic Orderly
Noelle Wilcox ... Kelly
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 Vass, an American physician whose license was revoked in the ...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

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Dare to Live

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Biography | Drama

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

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Release Date:

22 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the scene with the hookers in the beginning, Matthew McConaughey calls the girls "Miss Alaska and Miss Louisiana". McConaughey starred in the series "True Detective", that was set in Louisiana and his character spent many years living in Alaska. See more »

Goofs

Several beer ads in the movie are anachronistic. The Bud Light logo in both the rodeo locker room and the gay bar are a design from 2011. In the rodeo arena, however, the appropriate 1970s Budweiser logo appears. Also, when Ron confronts his coworkers in the bar, both the design on the Budweiser bottles and the neon sign on the bar are from the late 2000s. See more »

Quotes

Ron Woodroof: Do you ever miss your regular life?
Dr. Eve Saks: Regular life? What is that? It doesn't exist.
Ron Woodroof: Yeah, I guess. No, I know, I just... I just wanna...
Dr. Eve Saks: What?
Ron Woodroof: Ice-cold beer, a little riding in. Well, take my woman dancing. You know? I want kids. I mean, I got one... one life, right? Mine. But sh... Fuck, I want somebody else's sometimes. Sometimes I just feel like I'm fighting for a life I just ain't got time to live. I want it to mean something.
Dr. Eve Saks: It does.
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Main Man
Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by T. Rex (as T.Rex)
Published by and courtesy of Spirit One Music
o/b/o Spirit Services Holdings, S.A.R.L.
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A Facisnating True Story with Gritty Realism and Excellent Performances
20 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

One of the best films I've seen this year! A raw, gritty, and incredible true story about a HIV diagnosed man who went to extraordinary lengths to survive at a time when the AIDS epidemic was at it's worst.

Matthew McConaughey who lost a significant amount of weight to play the role gives the performance of his career along with Jared Leto who's equally as good here. The two give quite possibly the best performances I've seen in a film all year in which I actually forgot I was watching actors in a film and instead felt as if I was watching real people. There's no doubt they will both receive nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.

While this kind of story does feel a bit familiar overall, it's excellent screenplay and sense of realism along with the excellent performances make up for it. While it's defiantly not easy viewing and a bit of a downer to watch, it's a truly inspiring (and important) true story and one of the years best films.

McConaughey has been made out to be a bit of a laughing stock after starring in a series of really mediocre films. His recent performances however, have shown that the man truly is one of the best actors working in the business right now. Dallas Buyers Club is only further proof of this.


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