Longtime Companion (1989)

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Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates the lives of our protagonists. Jumping between Manhattan and Fire Island, vignettes carry us from the it-couldn't-happen-to-me mentality of the early days of the disease to the invasive effect it has had on all of our lives, today. The title of the film comes from the New York Times' refusal to acknowledge homosexual relationships in their obituary section during this period. Instead, survivors were referred to as "Longtime Companions" of the deceased

Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 100% / Audience 82%

Rated R,  1 hr 40 mins

GENRES
Drama
DIRECTION
Norman René
CAST
Campbell Scott  •  Patrick Cassidy  •  Bruce Davison  •  John Dossett

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Campbell Scott Willy
Patrick Cassidy Howard
Bruce Davison David
John Dossett Paul
Mary-Louise Parker Lisa
Stephen Caffrey Fuzzy
Welker White Rochelle
Dermot Mulroney John
Michael Schoeffling Michael
Brian Cousins Bob
Dan Butler Walter
Tony Shalhoub Paul's doctor