Philadelphia (1993)

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

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1993-12-22
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 4072 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 6min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: TriStar Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Jonathan Demme
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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.

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  • Tom Hanks

    as Andrew Beckett
  • Denzel Washington

    as Joe Miller
  • Jason Robards

    as Charles Wheeler
  • Mary Steenburgen

    as Belinda Conine
  • Antonio Banderas

    as Miguel Alvarez
  • Ron Vawter

    as Bob Seidman
  • Robert Ridgely

    as Walter Kenton
  • Charles Napier

    as Judge Garnett
  • Lisa Summerour

    as Lisa Miller
  • Obba Babatundé

    as Jerome Green
  • Andre B. Blake

    as Young Man in Pharmacy
  • Robert W. Castle

    as Bud Beckett
  • Daniel Chapman

    as Clinic Storyteller
  • Roger Corman

    as Mr. Laird
  • Ann Dowd

    as Jill Beckett
  • David Drake

    as Bruno
  • Karen Finley

    as Dr. Gillman
  • Charles Glenn

    as Kenneth Killcoyne
  • Peter Jacobs

    as Peter / Mona Lisa
  • Paul Lazar

    as Dr. Klenstein
  • John Bedford Lloyd

    as Matt Beckett
  • Roberta Maxwell

    as Judge Tate
  • Warren Miller

    as Mr. Finley
  • Harry Northup

    as Juror
  • Dan Olmstead

    as Randy Beckett
  • Joey Perillo

    as Filko
  • Lauren Roselli

    as Iris
  • Anna Deavere Smith

    as Anthea Burton
  • Lisa Talerico

    as Shelby
  • Daniel von Bargen

    as Jury Foreman
  • Tracey Walter

    as Librarian
  • Bradley Whitford

    as Jamey Collins
  • Chandra Wilson

    as Chandra
  • Kathryn Witt

    as Melissa Benedict
  • Joanne Woodward

    as Sarah Beckett
  • Buzz Kilman

    as Crutches
  • Mark Sorensen Jr.

    as Clinic Patient
  • Jeffrey Williamson

    as Tyrone
  • Stephanie Roth Haberle

    as Rachel Smilow
  • Bill Rowe

    as Dr. Armbruster
  • Ford Wheeler

    as Alan
  • Julius Erving

    as Himself
  • Adam LeFevre

    as Jill's Husband
  • Gary Goetzman

    as Guido Paonessa
  • Kenneth Utt

    as Juror
  • Lawrence T. Wrentz

    as Juror
  • Charles Techman

    as Ralph Peterson
  • Jim Roche

    as Not Adam and Steve
  • Tony Fitzpatrick

    as Bartender
  • Gene Borkan

    as Bailiff
  • Q Lazzarus

    as Party singer
  • Lucas Platt

    as Robert
  • José Castillo

    as Miguel's Dad
  • Roy Blount Jr.

    as Partygoer (uncredited)
  • Bob Bowersox

    as PR Director (uncredited)
  • Quentin Crisp

    as Guest at Party (uncredited)
  • Tom Detrik

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Tony Devon

    as Security Guard (uncredited)
  • Tak Fujimoto

    as Doctor (uncredited)
  • Ana Leza

    as Guest (uncredited)
  • Jaime Gomez

    as Guy in Library (uncredited)
  • Elizabeth Roby

    as Elizabeth Beckett
Sound Howard Shore Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Colleen Atwood Costume Design
Production Edward Saxon Producer
Camera Tak Fujimoto Director of Photography
Production Ronald M. Bozman Executive Producer
Directing Jonathan Demme Director
Production Jonathan Demme Producer
Production Kenneth Utt Executive Producer
Editing Craig McKay Editor
Production Gary Goetzman Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Kathleen Gerlach Assistant Costume Designer
Production Howard Feuer Casting
Costume & Make-Up Alan D'Angerio Hair Designer
Art Kristi Zea Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Kenneth Walker Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up David Davenport Costume Supervisor
Art Tim Galvin Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Edna Sheen Makeup Artist
Production Steve Rose Unit Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Lisa R. Frucht Costume Design
Art Karen O'Hara Set Decoration
Production Kristi Zea Associate Producer
Production Nicole Arbusto Casting Associate
Costume & Make-Up Timothy Alberts Costume Supervisor
Production Kenneth Utt Unit Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Peter Owen Wigmaker
Directing Anne Gyory Script Supervisor
Sound Nicholas Meyers Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up Carl Fullerton Makeup Designer
Camera Garrett Brown Steadicam Operator
Lighting Steven Litecky Electrician
Lighting Ken Connors Rigging Gaffer
Sound Fred Rosenberg Dialogue Editor
Directing Ronald M. Bozman First Assistant Director
Editing Colleen Sharp Associate Editor
Sound Laura Civiello Dialogue Editor
Art Robert Griffon Jr. Property Master
Sound Deborah Wallach ADR Editor
Art Pablo Ferro Title Designer
Directing Drew Ann Rosenberg Second Assistant Director
Sound Chris Newman Production Sound Mixer
Camera Tony C. Jannelli Camera Operator
Camera Patrick Capone First Assistant Camera
Directing Kristi Zea Second Unit Director
Production Thomas A. Imperato Production Supervisor
Camera James Finnerty, Jr. Key Grip
Lighting Russ Engels Chief Lighting Technician
Camera Billy Miller Dolly Grip
Sound Tom Fleischman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Ron Bochar Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Suzana Peric Music Editor
Production Neri Kyle Tannenbaum Location Manager
Sound Dennis Maitland II Boom Operator
Camera Bruce MacCallum "B" Camera Operator
Camera Andrew Casey Second Assistant Camera
Camera Ken Regan Still Photographer
Art Francine Byrne Art Department Coordinator
Editing Debra C. Victoroff First Assistant Editor
Sound Bruce Pross Foley Supervisor
Sound Steven Visscher Foley Editor
Sound Eliza Paley Foley Editor
Sound Frank Kern Foley Editor
Sound Marko Costanzo Foley Artist
Editing David Bryden Color Timer
Crew Judy Arthur Unit Publicist
Writing Ron Nyswaner Writer
Art Ben Goldberg Art Department Assistant