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And the Band Played On DVD

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A threat no one dared face. A word no one wanted to speak. A fight for many, fought by few.

From Randy Shilts' bestseller comes a powerful, enlightening and moving chronicle of our times. In the summer of 1981, few knew of the deadly disease we now call AIDS. And the Band Played On follows the struggle of a handful of strong-willed men and women who took on the fight to save lives.

Matthew Modine stars as Dr. Don Francis, a researcher at the Centers for Disease Control who seeks to uncover the cause of a number of mysterious deaths. With little funding for a subject few will even discuss, not only must he fight the disease, but a disinterested public, the government, the media and even the communities where the mysterious virus strikes hardest. But as the death toll mounts, public interest is stirred and Francis' research becomes a desperate race against time.

Featuring Alan Alda, Phil Collins, Richard Gere, Anjelica Huston, Steve Martin, Ian McKellen, Lily Tomlin, Glenne Headly, Swoosie Kurtz, Richard Masur, Saul Rubinek, Charles Martin Smith and B.D. Wong, And the Band Played On presents an unforgettable tale of scientific struggle, media manipulation, corruption, deceit, tragedy... and triumph.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: R
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 140 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: HBO Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: June 5, 2001
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Closed Captioning: Yes
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
    SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Director: Roger Spottiswoode
  • Cast: Matthew Modine , Alan Alda , Lily Tomlin , Richard Gere , Steve Martin , Anjelica Huston , Swoosie Kurtz , Ian McKellen , Bud Cort , Phil Collins , David Dukes , Glenne Headly
  • Genre: Drama
  • Color: Color
  • Includes:
    Cast & Crew Bios
  • Release Date: 1993

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4.0

I Use It in My Class

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Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Informative

Cons

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      Comments about this product:

      I use this movie in one of my "biology lite" classes to help them understand social stigma and some of the science behind the AIDS epidemic.

      Sometimes they get it - sometimes they don't!

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      5.0

      Another Quality HBO Production

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      from Houston, Texas

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      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Entertaining
      • Great Cinematography
      • High Production Value
      • Informative
      • Original

      Cons

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        • At Home

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        This is one of my all-time Favorite Movies. I feel this should be required viewing for all High School Students and should be in every movie fan's library.

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