New York : HBO Video, c2004.
2 videodiscs (ca. 352 min.) : sd., col. w/b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Dolby digital 2.0 surround.
English or Spanish dialogue, optional French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justine Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, Brian Markinson, James Cromwell.
Producer, Celia Costas ; screenplay, Tony Kushner ; director, Mike Nichols ; director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, John Bloom, Antonia Van Drimmelen ; music, Thomas Newman ; costume designer, Stuart Wurtzel ; visual effects supervisor, Richard Edlund.
Originally broadcast as an HBO television mini-series in 2003.
Based on the play by Tony Kushner.
Golden Globe Awards: best miniseries, best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
pt. 1. Millenium approaches -- pt. 2. Perestroika.
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