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The normal heart / HBO Films presents ; a Plan B Entertainment production ; a Blumhouse production ; in association with Ryan Murphy Productions ; produced by Scott Ferguson ; screenplay by Larry Kramer ; directed by Ryan Murphy.

Murphy, Ryan, 1965- (film director.). Kramer, Larry, (screenwriter.). Ferguson, Scott, (film producer.). Roberts, Julia, 1967- (actor.). Ruffalo, Mark, (actor.). Groff, Jonathan, (actor.). Parsons, Jim, 1973- (actor.). Bomer, Matthew, 1977- (actor.). Kitsch, Taylor, 1981- (actor.). De Julio, Frank, 1986- (actor.). Molina, Alfred, 1953- (actor.). Martinez, Cliff, (composer.). Penn, Adam, (editor of moving image work.). Moder, Danny, 1969- (cinematographer.). Kramer, Larry. Television adaptation of (work): Normal heart. (Added Author). HBO Films, (presenter.). Plan B Entertainment, (production company.). Blumhouse Productions, (production company.). Ryan Murphy Productions, (production company.). Home Box Office (Firm), (broadcaster,, publisher.). Warner Home Video (Firm), (film distributor.). HBO Home Entertainment (Firm), (film distributor.). Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Frank De Julio, Alfred Molina. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library DVD NORMAL 39851001200626 DVD Drama Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 143 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [New York, NY] : Home Box Office, [2014]
  • Distributor: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally broadcast on television by HBO as a made-for-TV movie in 2014.
Based on the play of the same name by Larry Kramer.
"HBO Home Entertainment."
Special feature: How to Start a War: Behind-the-scenes look at the true story that inspired the film, featuring interviews with Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Larry Kramer, and more.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Cliff Martinez ; editor, Adam Penn ; director of photography, Danny Moder.
Participant or Performer Note:
Julia Roberts, Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Frank De Julio, Alfred Molina.
Summary, etc.:
This HBO Films drama tells the dramatic, poignant and often-exasperating story of the early days of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.
Target Audience Note:
TV rating: TV-MA.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language Note:
In English (5.1), dubbed French (5.1), or dubbed Spanish (2.0); English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: AIDS (Disease) > Drama.
AIDS (Disease) > Patients > Drama.
Gay activists > Drama.
AIDS activists > Drama.
Gay men > Drama.
Homosexuality > Drama.
Kramer, Larry > Film adaptations.
Genre: Made-for-TV movies.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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