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AND THE BAND PLAYED ON (1993) ***

Clinical but involving docudrama about the early days of AIDS detection and prevention.  Matthew Modine is good as the crusading doctor, and so is Alan Alda as his greedy rival.  Only in the 90’s could perennial good guy Alda get type cast into so many villain roles (Mad City, Murder at 1600, Whispers in the Dark).  When things get slow, have fun counting the endless cameos (Richard Gere, Steve Martin, Phil Collins, etc.).  Director Roger Spottiswoode also did Stop or My Mom Will Shoot and Turner and Hooch.

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