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As Is

  • Drama
  • 1986
  • Michael Lindsay-Hogg
  • 86 mins

Summary

Drama starring Robert Carradine. When a successful gay writer contracts Aids, he finds that he's deserted by nearly everybody apart from an ex-lover and a hospice worker.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Adapted from William M Hoffman's classy Broadway play, this Aids drama has the power to move without employing the usual bag of tricks. The main characters - a homosexual who contracts the virus and the ex-lover who looks after him - are allowed to breathe, so that ideas spread gradually across the screen in a very real way. Robert Carradine, generally the most overlooked member of the Carradine acting clan, gives a harrowingly detailed performance as the dying man, while, in his film debut, Jonathan Hadary looks as if he belongs on the screen. Director Michael Lindsay-Hogg made the Beatles documentary, Let It Be.

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Credits

Cast

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Rich FarrellRobert Carradine
SaulJonathan Hadary
LilyJoanna Miles
BrotherAllan Scarfe
Hospice workerColleen Dewhurst
Brother's wifeJulie Ganton
ChetDoug Annear
PartnerSamantha Langevin
First doctorReg Dreger
Second doctorGerald Lenton
TV commentatorTonya Williams

Crew

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DirectorMichael Lindsay-Hogg

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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