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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

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

On June 26, 2013, the day of filming the fundraiser dance, Larry Kramer was in attendance. That became the day that D.O.M.A. was overturned, marking a momentous advancement for gay rights. As a celebration broke out, Larry Kramer grabbed the microphone and said "We did it!" See more »

Goofs

The clock tower seen across the Hudson River (in Hoboken, NJ) was not standing in the early 80s when the film's story took place. It was demolished in the 50s and rebuilt in 2007. See more »

Quotes

Felix Turner: You cannot force the goddamn sun to come out!
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Connections

Featured in Larry Kramer in Love and Anger (2015) See more »

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Genius of Love
Written by Adrian Belew, Chris Frantz (as Christopher Frantz), Steven Stanley (as Steven J.C. Stanley), Tina Weymouth
Performed by Tom Tom Club
Courtesy of Metered Music Inc.
Courtesy of Sire Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great Movie, Does Honor to those affected by AIDS
26 May 2014 | by paulzie55See all my reviews

Over 35 million people have died from AIDs and each person affected by HIV/AIDS has their own story to tell. Not to say that every AIDs movie is immune to criticism, but on a whole this film was excellent. Larry Kramer wanted his vision regarding the AIDS epidemic to include love and relationships in the gay community. The Normal Heart is about how the gay community, especially the gay men, were suffering from the AIDS virus as well as the prejudices and ostracism of the public's reaction to the epidemic and who it affected. The Normal Heart is about love, affection,and intimacy regardless of who it is between and to remind people of the suffering of those affected by HIV/AIDS.


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