- 1+ 5- 1
Tested Positive for HIV
Dr. Sevard: "Mr Woodroof, you've tested positive for HIV. Have you ever used intravenous drugs? Have you ever engaged in homosexual conduct?"
Ron Woodroof: "Homo? Homo? You saying homo? You've made a mistake."
Dr. Sevard: "Mr Woodroof, we estimate you have 30 days left."
Ron Woodroof: "Got a news flash for y'all. There ain't nothing out there that can kill Ron Woodroof in 30 days."
When Ron first learns of his HIV diagnosis, he is astounded, both by the fact that these doctors are asking if he is a homosexual, then later when they give him only 30 days to live. He doesn't accept either suggestions.
- 2+ 4- 1
Good Meds Out of Mexico
Ron Woodroof: "There're drugs they just released for testing and I know this hospital's one of the sites. I need it!"
Dr. Eve Saks: "It doesn't work that way, Mr. Woodroof."
Dr. Eve Saks: "Where are you going?"
Ron Woodroof: "They've got good meds out of Mexico that's better than what you can get here in the states."
Ron seeks to be included in a study operated by Dr. Eve Saks for HIV patients but it's more complicated than a simple ask. With no luck there, he finds his own solution, medicines available in other countries.
- 3+ 2- 0
Players On the Dallas Cowboys
FDA Customs Agent: "Walker, Dorsett, Blunt, Newsome, Jeffcoat, these are patients?"
Ron Woodroof: "Yes, sir"
FDA Customs Agent: "They're also names of the players on the Dallas Cowboys."
Ron Woodroof: "You know, that's a hell of a coincidence."
FDA Customs Agent: "That's a little ridiculous."
Ron Woodroof: "Well you said it."
FDA Customs Agent: "Can you prove these are patients?"
Ron Woodroof: "Can you prove they are not?"
When Ron is stopped at the border with a load of drugs, the FDA Customs Agents question the patient names on his bottles as interestingly enough they match names on the current Dallas Cowboys roster. Ron urges them to prove that they are not patients.
- 4+ 3- 2
You Could Be Making a Fortune
Dr. Vass: "This is protein. It's totally non-toxic."
Ron Woodroof: "You can't buy this in the United States?"
Dr. Vass: "Not approved"
Ron Woodroof: "You could be making a fortune out of this."
When Ron meets with Dr. Vass and learns that the treatments available in Mexico are better than those in the states, he sees an opportunity. Not only can he help people, but he can make money in the process as well."
- 5+ 2- 1
You're Treating These People?
Ron Woodroof: "Arigato"
Dr. Eve Saks: "What are you doing here?"
Ron Woodroof: "Well, I live here."
Dr. Eve Saks: "Where's Rayon? You two roommates?"
Ron Woodroof: "Uh, not exactly. What are you doing here?"
Dr. Eve Saks: "Roger Thompson, this is my patient. You're treating these people?"
Ron Woodroof: "All of them treating themselves."
Dr. Eve Saks: "With what?"
Ron Woodroof: "Vitamins, peptide C, DDC, anything but that poison you're hawking… So you ever wear any colors? Seems like every time I see you all I see is white, white coat, white shoes, white office…"
Dr. Eve Saks: "Tell Rayon I was looking for him and I am telling my patients to stay away from here."
Ron Woodroof: "Why?"
Dr. Eve Saks: "Excuse me"
Ron Woodroof: "Say, you want to go grab a steak sometime? I know it's red…"
Looking for Rayon, Dr. Eve Saks stumbles upon Ron along with records for patients she too is treating in her study. She is not approving of what she suspects Ron and Rayon are doing whatsoever.
- 6+ 1- 0
I Only Got One Life
Ron Woodroof: "I only got one life. I want it to mean something."
As Ron highlights, he only has one life, one chance to make an impact on the world. He didn't get into the Dallas Buyers Club to become a drug lord, he wanted to help people, even if it meant breaking the law.
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