Dallas Buyers Club

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

Dallas Buyers Club
United States 2013
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117 min.

Based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug taking, women loving, homophobic man who, in 1986, was diagnosed with full blown HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live. He started taking the FDA approved AZT, the only legal drug available in the U.S., which brought him to the brink of death. To survive, he smuggled non-toxic, anti-viral medications from all over the world, but yet still illegal in the U.S. Other AIDS patients sought out his medications forgoing hospitals, doctors, and AZT. With the help of his doctor, Eve Saks, and a fellow patient, Rayon, Ron unintentionally created the Dallas Buyers Club, the first of dozens which would form around the country, providing its paying members with these alternative treatments. The clubs, growing in numbers and clientele, were brought to the attention of the FDA and pharmaceutical companies, which waged an all-out war on Ron.

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Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Screenplay: Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack
Cinematography: Yves Bélanger
Editing: Martin Pensa, Jean-Marc Vallée
Production Design: John Paino
Producer: Robbie Brenner, Rachel Winter
Co-production: Parry Creedon, Michael Sledd
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Steve Zahn, Denis O'Hare, Griffin Dunne, Kevin Rankin, James DuMont, Philippe Radelet