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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One Comment

  1. March 2, 2024

    What an amazing site and forum for those of us who love cinema and oddities on film.
    I saw As Is when it originally aired and I think it’s one of the earlier Aids movies or movies dealing with Aids. The performance by Colleen Dewhurst, as I recall, was touching. I haven’t seen it since sometime in the late 80s and would love to be able to have a copy in my library.

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