Philadelphia

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Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett hides his homosexuality and HIV status at a powerful Philadelphia law firm. But his secret is exposed when a colleague spots the illness's telltale lesions. Fired shortly afterwards, Beckett resolves to sue for discrimination, teaming up with Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), the only lawyer willing to help. In court, they face one of his ex-employers top litigators, Belinda Conine.

Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Ron Nyswaner
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Genre: drama
Year: 1993
MetaScore: 66/100
ImdbRating: 7.7
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 14 Jan 1994
Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 22 nominations.


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Andrew Beckett - Tom Hanks
Joe Miller - Denzel Washington
Judge Tate - Roberta Maxwell
'Crutches' - Buzz Kilman
Dr. Gillman - Karen Finley
Clinic Storyteller - Daniel Chapman
Clinic Patient - Mark Sorensen Jr.
Kenneth Killcoyne - Charles Glenn
Bob Seidman - Ron Vawter
Anthea Burton - Anna Deavere Smith
Rachel Smilow (as Stephanie Roth) - Stephanie Roth Haberle
Shelby - Lisa Talerico
Sarah Beckett - Joanne Woodward
Charles Wheeler - Jason Robards
Walter Kenton - Robert Ridgely
Chandra - Chandra Wilson
Bruno - David Drake
Peter / Mona Lisa - Peter Jacobs
Miguel Alvarez - Antonio Banderas
Dr. Klenstein - Paul Lazar
Jamey Collins - Bradley Whitford
Lisa Miller - Lisa Summerour
Hospital Patient - Freddie Foxxx
Hospital Patient - Paul Moore
Mr. Finley - Warren Miller
Lydia Glines - Jane Moore
Filko - Joey Perillo
Dr. Armbruster - Bill Rowe
Santa Claus - Dennis Radesky
Library Guard - Glen Hartell
Librarian - Tracey Walter
Young Man in Library - John Ignarri
Young Man in Library - Richard Ehrlich
Julius Erving - Julius Erving
Jill Beckett - Ann Dowd
Alexis - Katie Lintner
The Bronte Sisters - Peg French
The Bronte Sisters - Ann Howard
Meghan - Meghan Tepas
Matt Beckett - John Bedford Lloyd
Bud Beckett - Robert W. Castle
Molly Beckett - Molly Hickok
Randy Beckett - Dan Olmstead
Elizabeth Beckett - Elizabeth Roby
Jill's Husband - Adam LeFevre
Guido Paonessa - Gary Goetzman
Jury Foreman - Daniel von Bargen
The Jury - Jordan Cael
The Jury (as Dodie Demme) - Dorothy Demme
The Jury - Donovan Mannato
The Jury - Harry Northup
The Jury - Steven Scales
The Jury - Billy Ray Tyson
The Jury - Kenneth Utt
The Jury - Steve Vignari
Belinda Conine - Mary Steenburgen
Jerome Green - Obba Babatundé
Dexter Smith - James B. Howard
Ralph Peterson - Charles Techman
Judge Garnett - Charles Napier
Mr. Roger Laird - Roger Corman
'Not Adam and Steve' - Jim Roche
Angela Medina - Donna Hamilton
Mayor Edward Rendell (as Mayor Edward Rendell) - Edward Rendell
Filko's Buddy - Daniel Wolff
Macho Barfly - John T. O'Connell
Cousin Eddie - Edward Kirkland
Bartender - Tony Fitzpatrick
Melissa Benedict - Kathryn Witt
Court Stenographer - Debra H. Ballard
Young Man in Pharmacy - Andre B. Blake
Andrew's Friend - Ira Flitter
Bailiff - Gene Borkan
The Flirtations - Jon Arterton
The Flirtations - Michael Callen
The Flirtations - Aurelio Font
The Flirtations - Jimmy Rutland
The Flirtations - Cliff Townsend
Party Singer (as Q Lazzarus) - Q. Lazzarus
Robert - Lucas Platt
'Punchline' (as Lewis Walker) - Jiggs Walker
Miguel's Mom - Carmen Mahiques
Miguel's Dad - José Castillo
Younger Sarah Beckett - Leigh Smiley
Hot Dog Stand - Valerio Bevilacqua
Partygoer - Roy Blount Jr.
PR Director - Bob Bowersox
Guest at Party - Quentin Crisp
Reporter - Tom Detrik
Emergency Room Doctor - Randy Aaron Fink
Doctor - Tak Fujimoto
Guy in Library - Jaime Gomez
Teen in Hallway - Cristina Guzman
Paralegal - Matthew Huffman
Blue Collar Worker - Kurt Leitner
Guest - Ana Leza
ER Nurse - Bonnie Loev
Courtroom Observer - Ned Martin
Orderly - T.O.N.E-z
Student - Susan Wool-Rush