Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Longtime Companion

1989 American Feature

Cast: Campbell Scott, Bruce Davison, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephen Caffrey, Mark Lamos, Patrick Cassidy, Dermot Mulroney, John Dossett and Dan Butler
Director: Norman René
Writer: Craig Lucas

The emergence and devastation of the AIDS epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 78%
  • OMG rating: 9/10

  • DVD: Available


  • Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Davison).
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film.
  • Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor (Davison).
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor (Davison).
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (Davison).
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor (Davison).
  • Sundance Film Festival Audience Award - Dramatic.

  • The first widely-released theatrical film to deal with the subject of AIDS.
  • The film takes its title from the term The New York Times used to describe the surviving same-sex partner of someone who had died of AIDS during the 1980s.
  • The theatrical debuts of director Norman RenĂ© and screenwriter Craig Lucas.

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