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Philadelphia

Philadelphia

No one would take on his case... until one man was willing to take on the system.

Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.

Release Date : 22 Dec, 1993
Duration : 2h 6m
Drama
Vote Average : 7.73 Vote Count : 4,030 Popularity : 32.009

Top Billed Casting

Status

Released

Original Language

English

Production Country

United States of America

Budget

$ 26,000,000

Revenue

$ 206,678,440

Reviews

A review by John Chard

Written by John Chard on 11 Nov, 2019

What do you love about the law, Andrew? Andrew Beckett is a gay lawyer infected with AIDS, who in spite of being his law firm's rising star, is fired on a trumped up charge of negligence. Refusing to accept defeat, Andrew manages to enlist the help of homophobic lawyer Joe Miller, whom it's hoped...

A review by Peter McGinn

Written by Peter McGinn on 09 May, 2021

Yet another of those movies I watched close to when it came out umpteen years ago, and only recently watched again. For entertainment value, it hasn’t aged particularly well for me. I am not sure I can even describe why, except that it seemed to lack energy. There are a lot of good small moment...

A review by tmdb15435519

Written by tmdb15435519 on 20 May, 2021

Compelling performances by both Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. And to think I almost didn't watch this because the poster doesn't look like Hanks......

A review by Filipe Manuel Neto

Written by Filipe Manuel Neto on 08 Dec, 2022

**A dense, disturbing, difficult, but highly relevant film.** Well, those who has the patience and charity to read what I write may have already realized that I'm not a big fan of overly militant films, even if they are causes or ideas that I defend or with which I tend to agree. For me, cinema i...

A review by CinemaSerf

Written by CinemaSerf on 14 Jan, 2024

It's quite hard to overstate how significant this film was at a time when AIDS-driven homophobia was rife. Right from the outset with Bruce Springsteen's delicate opening ballad, this effectively counters an whole range of prejudices that prevailed not just in the USA but around the world. It's also...