The Ryan White Story


2h 1989

Brief Synopsis

A movie based on the true story of Ryan White, a thirteen-year-old hemophiliac who contracted AIDS. The story documents his bouts with illness and the surge of hostility from fearful parents, neighbors and former friends as he attempts to go back to school in Kokomo, Indiana.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ryan White Story
Release Date
1989
Location
Statesville, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A movie based on the true story of Ryan White, a thirteen-year-old hemophiliac who contracted AIDS. The story documents his bouts with illness and the surge of hostility from fearful parents, neighbors and former friends as he attempts to go back to school in Kokomo, Indiana.

Crew

Linda Allen

Set Decorator

Leanna Angelo

Researcher

Dee Dee Ashley

Swing Gang

Chip Bailey

Assistant Camera Operator

Joan Barnett

Executive Producer

Norm Baron

Production Designer

Janet Bartels-vandagriff

Assistant Editor

Susan M Becton

Production Coordinator

Michael B Butler

Costume Designer

Jennifer Butler-fox

Costumes

Ray Camaioni

Construction Coordinator

Stephanie Cicero

Assistant

James Coleman

Consultant

Nicholisa Contis

On-Set Dresser

Todd Corman

Assistant Director

Erin Dittman

Other

Michael Dowell

Swing Gang

Dianne Fennell

Wardrobe

Robert Florio

Editor

Scott Fuller

Assistant Camera Operator

Chris Godfrey

Dolly Grip

Don Goldman

Unit Production Manager

Anne Grace

Assistant

David Hermann

Swing Gang

Garmen Herrmann

Assistant Property Master

John Herzfeld

Screenplay

Doug Hill

Other

Blaine Houserman

Auditor

Michael Jackson

Song

Michael Jackson

Song Performer

Humberto Jiminez

Foreman

Elton John

Song Performer

Elton John

Song

D. Michelle Johnson

Hair

Duane Journey

Key Grip

Alan Landsburg

Executive Producer

Suzanne Lapick

Property Master

Marilyn Lassen

Assistant

Lewis Lipstone

On-Line Editor

Melanie Mander

Script Supervisor

Jennifer Mccauley

Sound Mixer

Chuck Mcintyre

Best Boy

John Mellencamp

Song

John Mellencamp

Song Performer

Kristi Morais

Assistant Director

Linda Otto

Producer

Phil Penningroth

From Story

Phil Penningroth

Screenplay

Mike Post

Music

Russ Powell

Transportation Coordinator

Dave Rawlinson

Post-Production Supervisor

Kelly Safrit

Assistant Location Manager

Steve Schwaer

Gaffer

Steven Shaw

Director Of Photography

John Silvia

Transportation Captain

Ron Sistare

Boom Operator

Fred Slark

Associate Producer

Vicky Smith

Other

Randy Stone

Casting

Annette Sutera

Dga Trainee

Jerram A. Swartz

Assistant Director

Bernie Taupin

Song

Robert Thomas

Dolly Grip

Jesse Valdez

Production

Thomas Vogel

Post-Production Coordinator

Cheryl Voss

Makeup

Louis Walencewicz

Production Auditor

David John West

Sound Editor

Doug Whitley

Location Manager

Film Details

Also Known As
Ryan White Story
Release Date
1989
Location
Statesville, North Carolina, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States January 16, 1989

Ryan White, whose story the telefilm is based on, makes his acting debut as Chad, a real-life friend.

Began shooting August 18, 1988.