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  • How to Survive a Plague (2012)
  • Not Rated
    110 min | Documentary, History, News
How to Survive a Plague (2012)
Not Rated
110 min | Documentary, History, News

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
Director
Writers
David France (written by) | Woody Richman (written by) (as T. Woody Richman) | Tyler H. Walk (written by) | Jonathan Oppenheim (story consultant) & 2 more
Producers
David France (produced by) | Howard Gertler (produced by)
Composers
Cinematographer
Editors
Woody Richman (as T. Woody Richman) | Tyler H. Walk
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Release date
Jan 22, 2012 (United States)

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43 cast members
Name Known for
Ed Koch
Self - Mayor of New York (archive footage) Self - Mayor of New York (archive footage)   See fewer
David Barr
Self - Gay Rights Attorney Self - Gay Rights Attorney   See fewer
Bob Rafsky
Self - PR Executive (archive footage) Self - PR Executive (archive footage)   See fewer
Jim Eigo
Self - Experimental Playwright Self - Experimental Playwright   See fewer
Ann Northrop
Self - Former New York News Producer Self - Former New York News Producer   See fewer
Larry Kramer
Self - Writer Self - Writer   See fewer
Gregg Bordowitz
Self - Video Artist Self - Video Artist   See fewer
Peter Staley
Self - Bond Trader Self - Bond Trader   See fewer
Bill Bahlman
Self - DJ Self - DJ   See fewer
Spencer Cox
Self - Actor Self - Actor   See fewer
Barbara Starrett
Self - AIDS Physician (as Dr. Barbara Starrett) Self - AIDS Physician (as Dr. Barbara Starrett)   See fewer
Iris Long
Self - Retired Chemist (archive footage) (as Iris Long PHD) Self - Retired Chemist (archive footage) (as Iris Long PHD)   See fewer
Franke-Ruta Garance
Self - Teenager (as Garance Franke-Ruta) Self - Teenager (as Garance Franke-Ruta)   See fewer
Mark Harrington
Self - Film Archivist Self - Film Archivist   See fewer
Mathilde Krim
Self - AMFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research (as Mathilde Krim PHD) Self - AMFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research (as Mathilde Krim PHD)   See fewer
Jesse Helms
Self - R - North Carolina (archive footage) Self - R - North Carolina (archive footage)   See fewer
Derek Link
Self - Bookstore Clerk Self - Bookstore Clerk   See fewer
Vito Russo
Self - Film Historian (archive footage) Self - Film Historian (archive footage)   See fewer
Thomas Braden
Self - Crossfire (archive footage) (as Tom Braden) Self - Crossfire (archive footage) (as Tom Braden)   See fewer
Pat Buchanan
Self - Crossfire (archive footage) Self - Crossfire (archive footage)   See fewer
Ellen Cooper
Self - FDA Regulator for AIDS Drugs (archive footage) (as Dr. Ellen Cooper) Self - FDA Regulator for AIDS Drugs (archive footage) (as Dr. Ellen Cooper)   See fewer
Susan Ellenberg
Self - Chief Biostatistician Division of AIDS, NIH (as Susan Ellenberg PHD) Self - Chief Biostatistician Division of AIDS, NIH (as Susan Ellenberg PHD)   See fewer
Emilio Emini
Self - Research scientist Merck (as Emilio Emini PHD) Self - Research scientist Merck (as Emilio Emini PHD)   See fewer
Joseph Vacca
Self - Medicinal Chemist Merck (as Joseph Vacca PHD) Self - Medicinal Chemist Merck (as Joseph Vacca PHD)   See fewer
Stephen Joseph
Self - New York City Health Commissioner (archive footage) Self - New York City Health Commissioner (archive footage)   See fewer
John Joseph O'Connor
Self - New York City Archbishop (as John Cardinal O'Connor) Self - New York City Archbishop (as John Cardinal O'Connor)   See fewer
Ray Navarro
Self - Artist (archive footage) Self - Artist (archive footage)   See fewer
George Bush
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Jim Jenson
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Bill Clinton
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Gregg Gonsalves
Self - Laboratory Technician Self - Laboratory Technician   See fewer
Ron Goldberg
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
David Robinson
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
John Mashek
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Ross Perot
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Charlie Rose
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Robert Bazell
Self - NBC News, Berlin Self - NBC News, Berlin   See fewer
Chris Wallace
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
David Kessler
Self - FDA Commisioner (archive footage) Self - FDA Commisioner (archive footage)   See fewer
Mark Allen
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
Matthew Ebert
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
Michael Petrelis
Self (archive footage) (uncredited) Self (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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