2013 Drama Rated R 117 Minutes
|In Theaters||November 1, 2013|
|On 4K UHD||Not Available|
|On Blu-ray||February 4, 2014|
|On DVD||February 4, 2014|
In the fact-based drama, Spirit Award winner Matthew McConaughey portrays real-life Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, an ordinary man who found himself in a life-or-death battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies. In 1985, Ron was blindsided by being diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. With the U.S. still internally divided over how to combat the virus and restricting medications, Ron grabbed hold of non-toxic alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Seeking to avoid government sanctions against selling non-approved medicines and supplements, he established a "buyers club," which fellow HIV-positive people could join for access to his supplies.
Rated R for pervasive language, some strong sexual content, nudity and drug use.
Box office gross: $27.2 million. View box office history.
Released by Universal and Focus. See more credits.
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