Tuesday, May 14, 2013

And the Band Played On

1993 American Television Movie

Cast: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Ian McKellen, Glenne Headly, Richard Masur, Saul Rubinek, Lily Tomlin, B.D. Wong, Phil Collins, Steve Martin, Richard Gere, David Marshall Grant, Anjelica Huston, Richard Jenkins, Charles Martin Smith and Swoosie Kurtz
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Writer: Arnold Schulman, based on the book And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts

During the early years of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, medical researchers race to find a treatment amidst political in-fighting while the gay community struggles to draw attention to the crisis in the face of government indifference.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 82%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available

Video clip:

  • American Cinema Editors Eddie Award for Best Edited Motion Picture for Non-Commercial Television.
  • CableACE Awards for Writing for a Movie or Miniseries and Supporting Actor (McKellen).
  • Casting Society of America Award for Best Casting for TV Movie.
  • Directors Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials.
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Movie.
  • Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV and Actor (Modine).
  • Humanitas Prize, PBS/Cable Category.
  • Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Editing and Casting; Directing, Writing, Lead Actor (Modine), Supporting Actor (Alda, Gere and McKellen), Supporting Actress (Kurtz, Tomlin), Art Direction, Makeup and Hairstyling.


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