[first lines] Andrew Beckett: [making their cases before the judge in her office] This 'pestilent dust' that council refers to has appeared on only three occasions. Each time it was tested and the
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Limestone. It's messy, but innocuous. Innocuous? Defined by...

Philadelphia 1993
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Andrew Beckett:
[making their cases before the judge in her office]
This 'pestilent dust' that council refers to has appeared on only three occasions. Each time it was tested and the results: limestone. It's messy, but innocuous.
Joe Miller:
[leans in toward Andrew]
Innocuous?
Andrew Beckett:
Defined by Webster's as 'harmless.'
Joe Miller:
I know what it means. May I?
[takes the packet of dust]

Joe Miller:
Thank you. Your honor
[takes a whiff of the dust]

Joe Miller:
, imagine how the children in this neighborhood are being made to feel: the constant pounding o-of construction ringing in their ears as this skyscraper - a *tribute* to mankind's greed - grows daily; casting an ominous shadow over their lives, filling them with dread even as they are surrounded by this toxic dust.
Andrew Beckett:
Y-Your honor, Kendell Construction builds neighborhoods; it doesn't *destroy* them. Granting a restraining order against this construction site will throw 753 Philadelphians out of work and lend validation to this contemptable groundless nuisance suit. It's an example of the rapacious litigation that, today, is tearing at the very fabric of our society.
Judge Tate:
Let's not go off the deep end gentlemen. You've made an articulate and compelling presentation Mr. Miller, but I don't believe you've proven irreparable harm.
Joe Miller:
Not yet your honor.

Transcript:
This pestilent dust
that counselor refers to...
has appeared
on only three occasions.
Each time it was
tested. And the results,
limestone. It's
messy, but innocuous.
- Innocuous?
- Defined by Webster's as "harmless."
I know what it means.
May I? Thank you.
Your Honor?
Imagine how the children in this
neighborhood are being made to feel.
The constant pounding of... Of
construction ringing in their ears...
as this skyscraper, a tribute
to mankind's greed, grows daily.
Casting an ominous shadow over
their lives, filling
them with dread...
even as they are surrounded
by this toxic dust.
Your Honor, Kendall Construction
builds neighborhoods.
It doesn't destroy them.
Granting a restraining order
against this construction site...
will throw 753 Philadelphians
out of work...
and lend validation to this
contemptible and
groundless nuisance suit.
It's an example of the rapacious
litigation that today is tearing...
at the very fabric of our society.
Let's not go off the deep end,
gentlemen.
You've made an articulate and
compelling presentation, Mr. Miller.
But I don't believe you've
proven irreparable harm.
Not yet, Your Honor.
- Is that you?
- Yeah, that's me.
- Miller. Yes. Hello, Iris.
- A client of yours?
Ha, ha. Funny! Hold on, Iris.
Excuse me, sir? Uh, sir... Yo! Yo!
My sons and I went
to a restaurant the other day.
We ordered coffee.
The waiter comes up and goes, "Would
you like sugar or Sweet 'N Low?"
I said, "Do I look like
I should be on a diet?"
Sometimes I feel so sorry
for people. They don't get it.
- Andy.
- Hi, doc.
Your blood work came
back this morning.
I'm gonna come back in a few minutes
and talk to you about it, all right?
- I'll be right here.
- Good.
HoW're you doing today, Jerry?
- Hi.
- How are you feeling?
- I'm feeling pretty good.
- Great.
Make a fist for me.
Once more.
We're gonna have to start looking
for veins in your feet, sweetheart.
- Patience, Tyrone.
- Okay.
Once more.
Hey, cab!
Hey, Andy. Terrific job
on the Kendall situation.
- Top notch, Mr. Beckett.
- Thanks, Kenneth, Robert.

Clip duration: 216 seconds
Views: 63
Uploaded: 13 December, 2020
Genres: drama
Summary: When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.


Actors

Andrew Beckett - Tom Hanks
Joe Miller - Denzel Washington
Judge Tate - Roberta Maxwell