As Is (1985)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Gay & Lesbian Films, Medical Drama  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Manhattan-based writer David Carradine falls victim to AIDS in As Is. Virtually abandoned by friends and family, Carradine is looked after by his gay lover, photographer Jonathan Hadary. Based on a play by William M. Hoffman, As Is wisely avoids editorial comment on the principals' lifestyle, nor does it wallow in the tragedy of the situation. As directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, the film never quite overcomes the staginess of its source material; its principal strength lies in the byplay between its stars. The film was produced for cable television in 1985, and telecast early in 1986.

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AIDS, bank, boy, child, disease, genius, grief, homosexual, love, robbery, sex, survivor, terminal-illness, youth