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The Normal Heart

HBO Films presents ; a Plan B Entertainment production ; a Blumhouse production ; in association with Ryan Murphy Productions ; produced by Scott Ferguson ; screenplay by Larry Kramer ; directed by Ryan Murphy
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
This HBO Films drama tells the dramatic, poignant and often-exasperating story of the early days of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial. This film boasts an all-star cast, including Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo, Oscar winner Julia Roberts, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Alfred Molina and three time Emmy winner Jim Parsons. "The Normal Heart" is directed by Emmy winner Ryan Murphy and written by Oscar nominee Larry Kramer, adapting his groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning play of the same name.
Director
Ryan Murphy
Performers
Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Frank De Julio, Alfred Molina.
Release Date
2014
Run Time
143 min.
Language
In English (5.1), dubbed French (5.1), or dubbed Spanish (2.0); English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Rating
TV rating: TV-MA
Notes
  • Originally broadcast on television by HBO as a made-for-TV movie in 2014.
  • Based on the play of the same name by Larry Kramer.
  • "HBO Home Entertainment."
  • Special feature: How to Start a War: Behind-the-scenes look at the true story that inspired the film, featuring interviews with Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Larry Kramer, and more.
Credits
Music, Cliff Martinez ; editor, Adam Penn ; director of photography, Danny Moder.
Published
[New York, NY] : Home Box Office, [2014]
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2014]
Publisher no.
  • 1000498053 Home Box Office
  • 2000100517 Home Box Office
  • 3000059241 Home Box Office
Description
1 videodisc (approximately 143 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0.
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