TV Movie | | Drama
A young lawyer hasn't told his parents about his homosexuality. Now he must tell them--at a time when the diagnosis was still a death sentence--that he has AIDS.
Over 20 years after this movie was made, D.W. Moffett played Aidan Quinn's brother in an episode of Quinn's show The Book of Daniel (2006). Quinn says on the commentary track for this film that when the producers of "The Book of Daniel" were casting the brother role, they asked Quinn if he knew Moffett. Quinn told them he did, and recommended Moffett for the role, but deliberately omitted the fact that the last time they had worked together, they had played lovers for fear that the producers would then not want to cast them as brothers.
It's not just pneumonia, mom. I have AIDS.
Katherine Pierson: AIDS?
Michael Pierson: It's a disease...
Nick Pierson: Yeah, I know what it is.
Katherine Pierson: Michael, that's impossible. Who told you such a thing?
Michael Pierson: The doctors did their tests.
Katherine Pierson: No, AIDS is that disease...
Michael Pierson: I'm gay, mom.