CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
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A teenager is stunned to discover that he has contracted the AIDS virus after having a blood transfusion.

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Joseph Maurer
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Danny Nucci ... Scott Fischer
Dee Wallace ... Jan Fischer (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Stephen Macht ... Jack Fischer
Robin Gammell ... Tom Webb
Tammy Lauren ... Karen Webb
Gail Strickland ... Kay Webb
Gladys Knight ... Dr. Donna Robinson
Kris Kamm ... Bart
Lauren Woodland ... Cathy Fischer
Michael Fairman ... Dr. Bolton
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Womick
Sid Conrad Sid Conrad ... Mr. Froncoviac
Nomi Mitty Nomi Mitty ... Mrs. Semenza
Robin Northrup Robin Northrup ... Reporter
F. William Parker ... Owner
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A teenager is stunned to discover that he has contracted the AIDS virus after having a blood transfusion.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1987 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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10 May 2008 | by mkillentvSee all my reviews

This was the first Schoolbreak Special I worked on. In fact, it was my first job working as part of a film crew. Dale White (1st AD and Producer) hired me away from my job as a public access producer for an Orange County cable company and I never looked back. Producers Brad Wigor and Joe Maurer were wonderful to work for and I learned a great deal from them. The story of a young student who contracts AIDS from a blood transfusion was a first and Danny Nucci was perfectly cast in the title role.

As I recall, it seems I worked around the clock as production coordinator but I would do it all again to make such a quality product. Maybe someday these lost treasures will be released on DVD or shown on television again. Their relevance may indeed stand the test of time.

Thank you Dale, Brad and Joe for giving me a chance and setting a course for me in this business.

Michael Killen


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