7.4/10
652
9 user

The Ryan White Story (1989)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 16 January 1989
The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder.

Director:

John Herzfeld

Writers:

Phil Penningroth (story), Phil Penningroth (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adam: His Song Continues (TV Movie 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Follows the true story of John and Reve Walsh who, after their child was murdered, fought to raise national awareness of the problem of missing children.

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, JoBeth Williams, Richard Masur
Adam (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After their child is abducted, John and Reve Walsh are trying to find him. But, shortly after that, Adam is found dead.

Director: Michael Tuchner
Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, JoBeth Williams, Martha Scott
David (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The true story of David Rothenberg whose disturbed father set him on fire.

Director: John Erman
Stars: Bernadette Peters, John Glover, Dan Lauria
Small Sacrifices (TV Movie 1989)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A peculiar and disturbing case catches the attention of the police when a young mother and her children, all severely injured, show up in a hospital's emergency room.

Director: David Greene
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O'Neal, Gordon Clapp
In Defense of a Married Man (TV Movie 1990)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A lawyer's husband is having an affair. When the woman he is having the affair with is found dead. He is the prime suspect. Though he adamantly proclaims his innocence. His wife takes ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Oliansky
Stars: Judith Light, Michael Ontkean, Jerry Orbach
Love You To Death (TV Movie 2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A mother and daughter's tumultuous relationship turns fatal.

Director: Alex Kalymnios
Stars: Tate Donovan, Marcia Gay Harden, Emily Skeggs
Sins of the Mother (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A charismatic Real Estate agent, Kevin Coe, is publicly proud of his mother, a prominent socialite, but privately he must put up with her constant belittlement's and taunts. And while his ... See full summary »

Director: John Patterson
Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dale Midkiff, Heather Fairfield
The Shining (1997)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.

Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Steven Weber, Wil Horneff
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 (as Mitch Ryan)
Peter Scolari ... David Day
Grace Zabriskie ... Gloria White
George C. Scott ... Charles Vaughan Sr.
Kathy Wagner ... Sue Hatch
Casey Ellison Casey Ellison ... Heath
Cliff Bemis ... WKKI Radio
Mark Joy ... Charles Vaughan Jr.
Edit

Storyline

The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder. Written by <worldchanger38@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ryan White Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Russiaville, Indiana, USA

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The real Andrea White appeared in the movie as a girl on the school bus (sitting behind the brunette girl who gets into a fight with her movie counterpart). See more »

Quotes

Reporter: All this attention must be a lot for you.
Ryan White: Doesn't bother me.
Reporter: What does bother you?
Ryan White: Things I hear people say. Like that I spit on vegetables at the supermarket. Especially when I hear them say, "We know how you really got it."
Reporter: What do you mean?
Ryan White: People think I'm gay. Gays aren't the only ones who get it.
See more »

Crazy Credits

A shot of Judith Light, Lukas Haas, and Nikki Cox fades into a shot of the real Jeanne White, Ryan White, and Andrea White. See more »

Connections

Referenced in My Brother's Keeper (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Authority Song
Written and composed by John Mellencamp
Performed by John Mellencamp
Furnished by EMI Full Keel Music (ASCAP)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A True Tale Of Courage & Determination...
25 July 2003 | by Blooeyz2001See all my reviews

This is the story of the late Ryan White & his family. After contracting AIDS from a blood transfusion, he's refused the chance to return to school (in his hometown of Kokomo, Indiana) after he becomes well from an opportunistic infection. Since it's the early 1980's not much is really known about HIV, so ignorance is rampant in this hick/redneck town & people make their lives miserable. Judith Light is excellent as Jeanne White, Ryan's mom. Fighting along with her son for his right to an education. The expression on her face as she watches the welcome reception he receives, at a new school after they move to a different town, conveys the happiness only a mom could feel for her child.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed