Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates the lives of our protagonists. Jumping between Manhattan and Fire Island, vignettes carry us from the it-couldn't-happen-to-me mentality of the early days of the disease to the invasive effect it has had on all of our lives, today. The title of the film comes from the New York Times' refusal to acknowledge homosexual relationships in their obituary section during this period. Instead, survivors were referred to as "Longtime Companions" of the deceased.

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Longtime Companion (1989)

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Romance/Drama · 1h 35m · 10/11/1989

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Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates the lives of our protagonists. Jumping between Manhattan and Fire Island, vignettes carry us from the it-couldn't-happen-to-me mentality of the early days of the disease to the invasive effect it has had on all of our lives, today. The title of the film comes from the New York Times' refusal to acknowledge homosexual relationships in their obituary section during this period. Instead, survivors were referred to as "Longtime Companions" of the deceased.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Samuel Goldwyn Company

Budget

$3,000,000

Revenue

$4,609,953
Part Of
Cast
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Campbell Scott

Willy
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Patrick Cassidy

Howard
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John Dossett

Paul
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Mary-Louise Parker

Lisa
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Stephen Caffrey

Fuzzy
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Tanya Berezin

Office Manager
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Welker White

Rochelle
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Michael Piontek

Office Worker
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Joyce Reehling

Office Worker
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Bruce Davison

David
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Mark Lamos

Sean
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Dermot Mulroney

John
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Michael Schoeffling

Michael
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Brian Cousins

Bob
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Marceline Hugot

Soap Opera Reader
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Margo Skinner

Casting Director
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Eric Gutierrez

Disco Bartender
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Brad O'Hare

Waiter
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Philip Moon

Restaurant Bartender
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Hazel Medina

Triage Nurse (as Hazel J. Medina)
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Annie Golden

Herion Addict
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Freda Foh Shen

Nurse with Addict
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Alexandra Neil

Soap Actress
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Kelly Connell

Man with Soap Script
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Rajika Puri

Dr. Seth
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Brent Barrett

Soap Actor
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Keith Charles

Martin
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Dan Butler

Walter
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Robi Martin

Transvestite
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Robert Joy

Ron
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Tony Shalhoub

Paul's Doctor
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Pi Douglass

Henry (as Pi Douglas)
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Dan Golden

Gym Instructor (as Sam Silver)
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David Drake

GMHC Volunteer
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Michael Carmine

Alberto
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Melora Creager

Finger Lakes Trio
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Jesse Hultberg

Finger Lakes Trio
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Lee Kimble

Finger Lakes Trio
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Emily Cutler

Wild Waitress (uncredited)
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Burke Morgan

Party Guest at Main Table (uncredited)
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Peter Riga

Beachgoer (uncredited)
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Frank Stewart

Mourner (uncredited)
Crew
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Norman René

Director
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Craig Lucas

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Longtime Companion

(DVD, Jewel Case)

1/23/2001

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