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Life Support (2007)

TV-MA | | Drama | TV Movie 7 February 2008
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The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.

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Nelson George
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Queen Latifah ... Ana
Vianca Mercedes Vianca Mercedes ... Drug addict
Anna Deavere Smith ... Lucille
Wendell Pierce ... Slick
Rachel Nicks ... Kelly
Evan Ross ... Amare
Gloria Reuben ... Sandra
Tony Rock ... Ness
Darrin Dewitt Henson ... MJ2
Tracee Ellis Ross ... Tanya
Limary Agosto Limary Agosto ... Woman #1 (as Limary L. Agosto)
Carlo Alban ... Andre (as Carlos Alban)
Sidné Anderson ... Sister Bernice
Dorothea Golden Dorothea Golden ... Peer Counselor #1
Chyna Layne ... Deyah
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Storyline

In Brooklyn, New York, the former crack addicted Ana Wallace is HIV positive and is a volunteer in the Life Support, an organization that promotes a fight against AIDS in the African American community. Ana wanders through the streets handing out condoms and helping people with AIDS through lectures and advices. She lives with her mate Slick, who has transmitted AIDS to her, and their little daughter Kim. She has lost the custody of her older daughter Kelly that lives with her estranged mother Lucille. When Kelly's childhood gay friend Amare, who is sick and rejected by his sister Tanya, vanishes on the streets of Brooklyn, Ana seeks him out and tries to save him. Meanwhile Lucille decides to move to Virginia with Kelly, and Ana reflects about her life and the relationship with Kelly. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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You Can't Live Without It.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2008 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Life Support See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tanya and Amare who are sister and brother in this film are actually real siblings. Tracee Ellis Ross and Evan Ross, children of the iconic singer Diana Ross. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards (2007) See more »

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Well Be As It May
Written by Jeremy James
Performed by Jeremy James
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Life Support hits home
29 January 2007 | by u-buellerSee all my reviews

Growing up in the Bronx with drugs and AIDS being overwhelming issues even 25 years ago, I know how important this film was then and, unfortunately, continues to be today. This film is long overdue in its education of prevention, its compassion for fellow humans, and more than anything - its hope. The AIDS issue is stitched together beautifully following the story of a mending family torn apart by drugs many years ago. It's a must see to understand the inner city and in solving this together. Every part was played to perfection. The writer's depth of understanding that this is a far-reaching issue that invades even the simplest aspects of daily life, family trust, and personal pride is worth mentioning.


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