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"No one would take on his case... until one man was willing to take on the system."
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Philadelphia is a dramatic film that tells the story of attorney Andrew Beckett who is infected with HIV. Andrew works for a large law firm and he has not let any of his co-workers know about his condition or the fact that he is gay. The firm finds out about Andrew's condition when he is hospitalized for his illness. Before he was hospitalized he asked his secretary to file a court document which ends up going missing. The firm ends up firing Andrew.

Andrew believes that he has been fired because of his homosexuality and HIV-positive health condition. He tries to find an attorney who will help him sue the law firm but no one seems to want to take his case. He finally gets Miller to help him. Miller does not want to take the case at first but does so after seeing Andrew struggling one night to research in the law library.

The trial is full of drama. Andrew's old firm tries to claim that Andrew got sick from sleeping around and was an incompetent attorney. Andrew admits he tried to hide his condition but only because he heard people at the firm say homophobic comments and jokes. While he is testifying, Andrew collapses in front of the packed courthouse and is rushed to the hospital. The jury comes back with a verdict in favor of Andrew and he receives damages. Miller heads to the hospital to tell him the news. Andrew is surrounded by family and friends at the hospital and they are pleased to see Miller as well. Miller and Andrew share a tender, friendly moment where Miller touches him for the first time. After everyone leaves, Andrew tells his partner that he is ready to die. Andrew passes away peacefully in the hospital. Miller remains close to his family and attends a memorial service at his house with them.

Philadelphia is an Drama movie that was released in 1994 and has a run time of 2 hr 5 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.7 and a MetaScore of 66.

Philadelphia is available to watch and stream, download, buy on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu, Apple TV+, Starz, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube VOD online. Some platforms allow you to rent Philadelphia for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

PG-13
| 1994 | 2 hr 5 min | 7.7/10 | 66/100
Cast
Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman
Director
Jonathan Demme
Produced By
Jonathan Demme, Edward Saxon
Language
English
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