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76 Ratings

And the Band Played On

Directed by Roger Spottiswoode
United States, 1993
Drama, TV Movie


The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.

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And the Band Played On Directed by Roger Spottiswoode

Awards & Festivals

Directors Guild of America

1994 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials

Golden Globes (USA)

1994 | 2 nominations including: Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Montréal World Film Festival

1993 | Winner: Special Grand Prize of the Jury

What are people saying?

  • Nick Schwab's rating of the film And the Band Played On

    Political and cautionary, this medical procedural film is riveting. While many of these sort of detective-like films get squandered emotionally since they are all about the parts fitting together correctly, this was wise enough- partly thanks to its long length- to work story, characterization, and emotion in there to give a face both to its characters and the epidemic's victims. Melodramatic at times, but haunting.