Philadelphia


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Release Date: December 22, 1993Running Time: 119 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $75,964,524.00
Genre: Drama

Cast:
Tom Hanks
Denzel Washington
Roberta Maxwell
Buzz Kilman

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Summary:
Andrew Beckett is a young up-and-coming lawyer who has just been fired by his prestigious law firm. His former colleagues claim he's just not good enough; Andrew says he's been fired because he has AIDS. Determined to defend his professional reputation; Andrew hires fierce personal-injury attorney Joe Miller to represent him as he sues his former firm for wrongful termination. Separated from Andrew by a deep social and cultural chasm, Joe is initially reluctant to take the case. For Andrew the battle is clear cut--he's fighting for his reputation, his life and for justice. Joe, however, faces a different kind of struggle as he confronts his own fears and prejudices about homosexuals.

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