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5B (2018)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 14 June 2019 (USA)
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Documentary about the staff and patients of San Francisco General Hospital's AIDS ward during the early years of the epidemic.

Directors:

Paul Haggis, Dan Krauss
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Cast overview:
Alison Moed Paolercio Alison Moed Paolercio ... Self
Cliff Morrison Cliff Morrison ... Self
David Denmark David Denmark ... Self
Mary Magee Mary Magee ... Self
Sasha Cuttler Sasha Cuttler ... Themself
Guy Vandenberg Guy Vandenberg ... Self
Paul Volberding Paul Volberding ... Self
Lorraine Day Lorraine Day ... Self
Rita Rockett Rita Rockett ... Self
Hank Plante ... Self
Steve Williams Steve Williams ... Self
Mary Asbury Mary Asbury ... Self
Leah Cleveland Leah Cleveland ... Self
Harry Breaux Harry Breaux ... Self
George Kelly George Kelly ... Self
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Storyline

At the heart of the HIV/AIDs epidemic, a single number and letter designated a ward on the fifth floor of San Francisco General Hospital, the first in the country designed specifically to treat AIDS patients. The unit's nurses' and caregivers' emphasis on humanity and consideration of holistic well-being created a new standard of care in a time of great uncertainty. Written by 5B Rep

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A remarkable story of courage and compassion from the heroes of San Francisco General's Ward 5B. See more »

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content including unsettling images, and some strong language.

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We Need to Remember
24 June 2019 | by brendaniforthSee all my reviews

I think this is a documentary everyone should see. Many don't know about or have forgotten the ravages of AIDS. This look back at just a few extraordinarily courageous people is inspiring and heartwarming. You may be able to quibble about the clear point of view of the directors, but you can't deny that these inspiring and kind individuals are deserving of recognition.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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5B See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,314, 16 June 2019

Gross USA:

$72,968

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,968
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