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Angels in America (7-Dec-2003)

Director: Mike Nichols

Writer: Tony Kushner

From a play by: Tony Kushner

Keywords: Drama

Television adaptation of the Tony Kushner play of the same name follows the lives of a number of New Yorkers during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s.

AIDS ravages America's gay community in the mid-1980s amidst a moral panic produced by uncertainty over the illness and the paranoia of a Moral Majority-dominated federal government. Angels in America follows Manhattan as it is affected by the crisis; openly gay Prior Walter is left by lover Louis after disclosing his diagnosis, while self-hating anti-gay political figures Joe Pitt and Roy Cohn remain in the closet out of fear for their livelihoods. Prior has a traumatic religious experience involving angels as Joe and Roy sink deeper into their lie-infested lives. Widely considered one of the greatest made-for-cable features of all time, Angels in America -- broadcast as a six-part HBO miniseries -- won eleven Emmys and five Golden Globes.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James Cromwell
27-Jan-1940   Babe, L.A. Confidential
Justin Kirk
28-May-1969   Angels in America
Al Pacino
25-Apr-1940   Michael Corleone in The Godfather
Mary-Louise Parker
2-Aug-1964   Weeds
Ben Shenkman
26-Sep-1968   Pi
Meryl Streep
22-Jun-1949   The Deer Hunter
Emma Thompson
15-Apr-1959   Howard's End
Patrick Wilson
3-Jul-1973   The Phantom of the Opera
Jeffrey Wright
7-Dec-1965   Basquiat


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