As Is (1986)


Manhattan-based writer Rich falls victim to AIDS in As Is. Virtually abandoned by friends and family, Rich is looked after by his gay lover, photographer Saul. Based on a play by William M. Hoffman, As Is wisely avoids editorial comment on the principals’ lifestyle, nor does it wallow in the tragedy of the situation.

Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg.
Writer: William M. Hoffman.
Stars: Robert Carradine, Jonathan Hadary, Doug Annear, Colleen Dewhurst, Joanna Miles, Alan Scarfe, Julie Whitfield, Samantha Langevin, Reg Drager, Gerald Lenton, Tonya Williams, Jeremy Ratchford, Chris Owens, Andrew Lewarne, Tedd Dillon, Robbie Haas, Stewart Arnott, Alex Leslie, Marshall Perlmuter, Linda Kash, Margaret Bard, Brian Young, Paddy Campanaro, Leonard Chow, Elizabeth Rukavina, Jason Blicker, Robert Morelli, Billie Newton Davis.
Cinematographer: David Lerner, Jerry Pantzer.
Composer: Peter Matz.


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