An Early Frost

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Originally telecast November 11, 1985, An Early Frost was the first TV movie to deal with the subject of AIDS. Aidan Quinn plays a personable young gay lawyer who is stricken with the HIV virus. As his health deteriorates, Quinn finds that his physical agony is secondary to his mental anguish. Ben Gazzara and Gena Rowlands play Quinn's parents, who must not only come to grips with their son's impending death, but with their own long-standing fears and prejudices concerning homosexuality. No easy answers are offered in this realistic drama, which also stars Sylvia Sidney as Quinn's grandmother and John Glover as a fellow AIDS victim. Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman won Emmys for their pioneering teleplay.
An Early Frost
        An Early Frost 
Genre Drama
Written by Ron Cowen
Daniel Lipman
Story by Sherman Yellen
Directed by John Erman
Starring Aidan Quinn
Gena Rowlands
Ben Gazzara
Sylvia Sidney
Music by John Kander
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Perry Lafferty
Art Seidel (co-producer)
Daniel Lipman (associate producer)
Ron Cowen (associate producer)
Cinematography Woody Omens
Editor(s) Jerrold L. Ludwig
Running time 97 minutes
Production company(s) NBC Productions
Distributor NBC
Original network NBC
Original release November 11, 1985
Region 1
Full Screen

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