The Ryan White Story

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The Ryan White Story is a 1989 television film starring Lukas Haas, and Judith Light, directed by John Herzfeld. The film first aired on the ABC network on January 16, 1989. It is based on the true story of the American teenager Ryan White, who became... read more
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The Ryan White Story is a 1989 television film starring Lukas Haas, and Judith Light, directed by John Herzfeld. The film first aired on the ABC network on January 16, 1989. It is based on the true story of the American teenager Ryan White, who became a national poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States, after being expelled from middle school because of his infection. Nielsen ratings estimated that the movie was seen by 15 million viewers on the original airing.

Original Release

01/16/1989

US Release

01/16/1989

Cast

Directors

John Herzfeld

Writers

John Herzfeld, Phil Penningroth

Cast

Judith Light Jeanne White
Lukas Haas Ryan White
Michael Bowen Harley
Nikki Cox Andrea White
George Dzundza Dr. Kleiman
Valerie Landsburg Loretta
Sarah Jessica Parker Laura
Mitchell Ryan Tom
Peter Scolari David Day
Grace Zabriskie Gloria White
George C. Scott Charles Vaughan Sr.
Kathy Wagner Sue Hatch
Casey Ellison Heath
Cliff Bemis WKKI Radio
Mark Joy Charles Vaughan Jr.
Ryan White Chad
Robert Albertia Judge Noland
Kurek Ashley Jim
Helen Baldwin Marcia Rosselot
Nat Benchley David Rosselot

Producers

Alan Landsburg Executive Producer
Howard Lipstone Executive Producer
Linda Otto Producer

Editors

Robert Florio

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