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The Normal Heart (2014)

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A gay activist attempts to raise H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. awareness during the early 1980s.

Director:

Ryan Murphy

Writers:

Larry Kramer (screenplay), Larry Kramer (play)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 27 wins & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Ruffalo ... Ned Weeks
Jonathan Groff ... Craig
Frank De Julio ... Nick
William DeMeritt ... Nino
Taylor Kitsch ... Bruce Niles
Joe Mantello ... Mickey Marcus
Sean Meehan ... Morton
Stephen Spinella ... Sanford
Jill Melanie Wirth Jill Melanie Wirth ... Receptionist
BD Wong ... Buzzy
Julia Roberts ... Dr. Emma Brookner
Jim Parsons ... Tommy Boatwright
Adam B. Shapiro ... Bella (as Adam Shapiro)
John Mainieri ... John
Matt Bomer ... Felix Turner
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Storyline

The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. Written by Home Box Office

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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To win a war, you have to start one.

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Drama | History | Romance

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det normala hjärtat See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White (archive material)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The title of the play and the movie comes from a line in W.H. Auden's poem "September 1, 1939". See more »

Goofs

The condition of Felix's teeth change drastically between 2 scenes that took place on the same day. In the scene where Felix and Ned get married when Felix smiles his teeth are grayish in color and noticeably decaying, but in the scene right before that when Felix goes to see Ned's brother to discuss his will his teeth are whiter with no signs of decaying. See more »

Quotes

Felix Turner: Men do not naturally not love. They learn not to.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.40 (2013) See more »

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Waiting on a Friend
Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Performed by The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of Promotone B.V.
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Touching, Heartwarming and Truly Devastating
9 June 2014 | by cassie-wrennSee all my reviews

I am struggling to find the right words to use. This movie was/is one of the most brilliantly written, brilliantly directed and acted that I have seen in years. The pain and struggles were balanced with just the right amount of laughter as to not completely destroy the watcher. Make no mistake, you will be destroyed at the end but somehow you don't mind. This is a MUST watch for anyone under 40 especially. For those of us that are old enough to remember what those early days were like, it is a reminder that is painful to watch, but makes us joyful that we have come so far. We still have so much farther to go. Mark Ruffalo's performance was extraordinary! His grief, his anger and his passion were palpable. The performance by Jim Parsons blew me out of the water. Good lord it make actually make me watch his TV comedy now that I've seen this!


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