An HBO miniseries, based on the Tony-award winning plays by Tony Kushner, about AIDS, religion, drugs, homosexuality, angels, and whether the redemption of man is possible. The story revolves around a group of people who, at first sight, have nothing to do with each other -- but are all connected by their ideology, experiences, and feelings.
Last Episode01x06 Perestroika: Chapter Six - Heaven,… Aired: Dec. 14, 2003
In Perestroika Prior Walter faces the visions that he tries to confront. Meanwhile, Roy Cohn tries to manipulate with the system so he could …
Series Fun Facts
- Jodie Foster was considered for the role of Nurse Emily/The Angel America.
- SPOILER: When Prior asks Hannah for advice on how to reject his calling to prophecy, she tells him that he should wrestle the angel and tell her, "l will not let thee go except thou bless…
[show]SPOILER: When Prior asks Hannah for advice on how to reject his calling to prophecy, she tells him that he should wrestle the angel and tell her, "l will not let thee go except thou bless me." Hannah is referring to Genesis 32:25-33, the story from the Torah in which an angel wrestled Jacob, who likewise refused to release the angel until he got a blessing from him. This is the same bible story to which Joe refers earlier in the film when he tells Harper about the picture of a beautiful man that he often looked at as a child, and about which he still dreams.
- The painting displayed during Joe and Harper's living room talk about his childhood dreams is entitled "Jacob Wrestling with the Angel" and was painted in 1865 by Alexander-Louis Leloir.