What Are Some Old HBO Movies?


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"And the Band Played On," "Gia" and "Apology" are all old original HBO movies. Two of the films were released in the 1990s, and one was released in the 1980s.

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"And the Band Played On" was released in 1993 and tells the story of Dr. Don Francis as he becomes one of the first doctors in the early 1980s to realize that AIDS is caused by a sexually transmitted virus. The film is based on the 1987 book "And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic" by Randy Shilts. The film starred Matthew Modine in the lead role and featured other famous actors such as Ian McKellen, Steve Martin and Richard Gere.

"Gia" was released in 1998 and tells the story of Gia Carangi, one of the world's first supermodels. The film starred Angelina Jolie in the lead role and also featured Faye Dunaway, Mercedes Ruehl and Elizabeth Mitchell. The story follows Carangi as she moves to New York City to become a model before falling into drug addiction and contracting HIV.

"Apology" was released in 1986 and tells the story of sculptor Lily McGuire as her latest piece of art becomes entangled in a serial killer's plot. The film starred Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Weller and John Glover. The film is based on the artwork of Allan Bridge and the novel "Mr. Apology."

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