And the Band Played On
And the Band Played On (1993)

This made-for-cable film, based on Randy Shilts' best-selling book, focuses on the burgeoning AIDS crisis. In 1981, researchers begin discerning a mysterious new disease that apparently affects only homosexual males. The long-range… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 11, 1993
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2001
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Tony Scott

As a TV movie about a highly sensitive subject, overall it's a moving experience.

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom

Earnest but still moving. Gere and Headly are great.

Scott Weinberg

An all-star ensemble works wonders in this heart-breaking adaptation.

Howard Rosenberg
Los Angeles Times

And the Band Played On adds its own snare-drum resonance to the AIDS catastrophe, beating elements of Randy Shilts' journalism into a passionate, incisive condemnation of the government's public health policy regarding this epidemic.

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Sarah Chauncey

No production could accurately reproduce Randy Shilts' chilling account of the early days of AIDS, but this comes close.

Sheila Johnston
Independent (UK)

I enjoyed seeing A-list actors in the sort of small supporting role they would never otherwise accept. And they got the film made.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Pretty powerful TV film about the AIDS epidemic and government inaction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Tim Salmons
A wonderful film. HBO never lets me down.
Sunil Jawahir
A bit dated mainly because of the actors. I was impressed but the emotional part of the story kinda veers of course and the movie starts focusing more on who… More
Hogans Hero
This film chronicles the history of HIV and AIDS. Everyone should watch this moving film!
Leo L
A great film.
Andreia Cordeiro
so sad, but so true
Nate Harris
Not bad, although it was more a Lifetime movie than an actual film. Still, holds up surprisingly well.

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