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Philadelphia
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Philadelphia 1993


From Amazon: Philadelphia wasn't the first movie about AIDS (it followed such worthy independent films as Parting Glances and Longtime Companion), but it was the first Hollywood studio picture to take AIDS as its primary subject. In that sense, Philadelphia is a historically important film. As such, it's worth remembering that director Jonathan Demme (Melvin and Howard, Something Wild, The Silence of the Lambs) wasn't interested in preaching to the converted; he set out to make a film that would connect with a mainstream audience. And he succeeded. Philadelphia was not only a hit, it also won...

Directed By:
No image existsJonathan Demme
Written By:
No image existsRon Nyswaner
Starring:
Tom HanksTom Hanks
Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
Antonio BanderasAntonio Banderas
No image existsJason Robards Jr.
No image existsJoanne Woodward
No image existsMary Steenburgen
No image existsRon Vawter
No image existsRobert Ridgely
No image existsObba Babatundé
Roger CormanRoger Corman
No image existsJohn Bedford Lloyd
No image existsRoberta Maxwell
No image existsWarren Miller
No image existsAnna Deavere Smith
No image existsKathryn Witt
No image existsAndre B. Blake
No image existsAnn Dowd
No image existsBradley Whitford
No image existsPaul Lazar
No image existsDaniel von Bargen
Tracey WalterTracey Walter
No image existsJoey Perillo
No image existsChandra Wilson
No image existsRobert Castle
No image existsDaniel Chapman
No image existsChandra Wilson
No image existsCharles Glenn
No image existsPeter Jacobs
No image existsDan Olmstead
No image existsLauren Roselli
No image existsBill Rowe
No image existsLisa Talerico

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Philadelphia Movie Review by Jarrod (9/7/2007)

'Philadelphia' is a riveting, poignant movie about a man named Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), a talented young lawyer dismissed from his high-profile firm when it is discovered that he is gay, and has contracted AIDS. The bigots who run the firm, headed by Charles Wheeler (Jason Robards), claim that Andrew was incompetent,...

(complete Philadelphia review by Jarrod)


Philadelphia Movie Review by Valerie (12/31/2006)

Philadelphia is perhaps a film that will mandatorily make you drop a few tears. But it's not a sappy flick filled with intentionally sad moments, it's a serious drama that is very powerful and touching.

Tom Hanks delivers one of his career highlights as Andy, a lawyer with AIDS who is fired from his job. Was he fired...

(complete Philadelphia review by Valerie)



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