The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic, and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
|马修·莫迪恩 (Matthew Modine)||饰||Dr. Don Francis|
|阿伦·阿尔达 (Alan Alda)||饰||Dr. Robert Gallo|
|帕特里克·波查 (Patrick Bauchau)||饰||Dr. Luc Montagnier|
|纳塔莉·贝伊 (Nathalie Baye)||饰||Dr. Françoise Barre|
|克里斯蒂安·克莱门松 (Christian Clemenson)||饰||Dr. Dale Lawrence|
|HBO电影公司 (as HBO Pictures)|
|发行公司||Sonet Film (1994) (Theatrical) (Sweden)|
|Sonet Film (1995) (VHS) (Sweden)|
|Escarlata Films S.A. (1994) (Theatrical) (Spain)|
|Odessa Home Vídeo (VHS) (Brazil)|
|Cipa (1994) (Theatrical) (France)|
|Incorporated Television Company (ITC) (Video) (United Kingdom)|
- NBC spent two years adapting the book for television, but ultimately withdrew from the project in 1989, allowing HBO to pick up the rights. Contrary to popular belief, NBC dropped the project, not because of its controversial subject matter, but because the book's structure didn't work as a four-hour, two-night mini-series. In March 1994, six months after its debut on HBO, NBC re-ran it, edited to fit a two-hour time slot.
- Although the name of 理查·基尔's character is never revealed throughout the movie, he is Michael Bennett, the famous choreographer and creator of A Chorus Line and Dreamgirls (among others musicals), who died of AIDS in 1987.
- When 理查·基尔 accepted a small role, he broke taboos about the subject, and major movie stars taking small parts in television productions. Subsequently, 史蒂夫·马丁, 阿伦·阿尔达, 菲尔·柯林斯, and 安杰丽卡·休斯顿 were willing to appear.