Philadelphia

The first mainstream Hollywood film to deal with the subject of AIDS, and one of the few to feature gay characters in a serious dramatic context, PHILADELPHIA is highly competent and equally--if surprisingly--conventional. Handsome, self-assured young corporate lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) is fired by his white-shoe Philadelphia firm when his sleek,...read more

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  • Released: 1993
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: The first mainstream Hollywood film to deal with the subject of AIDS, and one of the few to feature gay characters in a serious dramatic context, PHILADELPHIA is highly competent and equally--if surprisingly--conventional. Handsome, self-assured young co… (more)

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