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Philadelphia (23-Dec-1993)

Director: Jonathan Demme

Writer: Ron Nyswaner

Music Composed and Conducted by: Howard Shore

Producers: Edward Saxon; Jonathan Demme

Keywords: Drama, Gay, AIDS, Courtroom

Tom Hanks plays Andrew Beckett, an attorney fired by his law firm for having contracted AIDS. Beckett, a non-stereotypical gay man, hires a homophobic attorney to litigate his case of wrongful dismissal. Outstanding performances by both Hanks and Denzel Washington; a daring film to produce in 1993 to what was then an unsympathetic public. Won Oscars for Best Actor and Best Original Song; received additional nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Makeup, and a second nomination for Best Original Song.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Obba Babatundé
Actor
1-Dec-1951   Principal Green on Dawson's Creek
Antonio Banderas
Actor
10-Aug-1960   Zorro
Roger Corman
Film/TV Producer
5-Apr-1926   Frankenstein Unbound
Julius Erving
Basketball
22-Feb-1950   Forward, Philadelphia 76ers
Karen Finley
Artist
7-Mar-1956   Yam-slathering performance artist
Tom Hanks
Actor
9-Jul-1956   Forrest Gump
Charles Napier
Actor
12-Apr-1936 5-Oct-2011 Duke Phillips on The Critic
Ed Rendell
Politician
5-Jan-1944   Governor of Pennsylvania, 2003-11
Jason Robards
Actor
26-Jul-1922 26-Dec-2000 All The President's Men
Steve Scales
Drummer
?   Talking Heads percussionist
Anna Deavere Smith
Actor
18-Sep-1950   Nancy McNally on The West Wing
Mary Steenburgen
Actor
8-Feb-1953   Goin' South
Daniel von Bargen
Actor
5-Jun-1950   Kruger on Seinfeld
Tracey Walter
Actor
25-Nov-1942   Miller in Repo Man
Denzel Washington
Actor
28-Dec-1954   Training Day
Bradley Whitford
Actor
10-Oct-1959   The West Wing
Chandra Wilson
Actor
27-Aug-1969   Dr. Bailey on Grey's Anatomy
Joanne Woodward
Actor
27-Feb-1930   The Three Faces of Eve

CAST

Tom Hanks   ...   Andrew Beckett
Denzel Washington   ...   Joe Miller
Jason Robards   ...   Charles Wheeler
Mary Steenburgen   ...   Belinda Conine
Antonio Banderas   ...   Miguel Alvarez
Ron Vawter   ...   Bob Seidman
Robert Ridgely   ...   Walter Kenton
Charles Napier   ...   Judge Garnett
Lisa Summerour   ...   Lisa Miller
Obba Babatundé   ...   Jerome Green
André B. Blake   ...   Young Man in Pharmacy
Robert Castle   ...   Bud Beckett
Daniel Chapman   ...   Clinic Storyteller
Roger Corman   ...   Mr. Laird
Ann Dowd   ...   Jill Beckett
David Drake   ...   Bruno
Karen Finley   ...   Dr. Gillman
Charles Glenn   ...   Kenneth Killcoyne
Peter Jacobs   ...   Peter / Mona Lisa
Paul Lazar   ...   Dr. Klenstein
John Bedford Lloyd   ...   Matt Beckett
Roberta Maxwell   ...   Judge Tate
Warren Miller   ...   Mr. Finley
Harry Northup   ...   Juror
Dan Olmstead   ...   Randy Beckett
Joey Perillo   ...   Filko
Lauren Roselli   ...   Iris
Bill Rowe   ...   Dr. Armbruster
Anna Deavere Smith   ...   Anthea Burton
Lisa Talerico   ...   Shelby
Daniel von Bargen   ...   Jury Foreman
Tracey Walter   ...   Librarian
Bradley Whitford   ...   Jamey Collins
Chandra Wilson   ...   Chandra
Kathryn Witt   ...   Melissa Benedict
and
Joanne Woodward   ...   Sarah Beckett
Buzz Kilman   ...   Crutches
Mark Sorensen, Jr.   ...   Clinic Patient
Jeffrey Williamson   ...   Tyrone
Stephanie Roth   ...   Rachel Smilow
Ford Wheeler   ...   Alan
Freddie Foxxx   ...   Hospital Patient
Paul Moore   ...   Hospital Patient
Jane Moore   ...   Lydia Glines
Dennis Radesky   ...   Santa Claus
Glen Hartell   ...   Library Guard
John Ignarri   ...   Young Man in Library
Richard Ehrlich   ...   Young Man in Library
Julius Erving   ...   Himself
Katie Lintner   ...   Alexis
Peg French   ...   The Bronte Sisters
Ann Howard   ...   The Bronte Sisters
Meghan Tepas   ...   Meghan
Molly Hickok   ...   Molly Beckett
Elizabeth Roby   ...   Elizabeth Beckett
Adam LeFevre   ...   Jill's Husband
Gary Goetzman   ...   Guido Paonessa
Melissa Fraser Brown   ...   Juror
Jordan Cael   ...   Juror
Dodie Demme   ...   Juror
Patricia Greenwell   ...   Juror
Donovan Mannato   ...   Juror
Steve Scales   ...   Juror
Billy Ray Tyson   ...   Juror
Kenneth Utt   ...   Juror
Steve Vignari   ...   Juror
Lawrence T. Wrentz   ...   Juror
James B. Howard   ...   Dexter Smith
Charles Techman   ...   Ralph Peterson
Jim Roche   ...   "Not Adam and Steve"
Donna Hamilton   ...   Angela Medina
Ed Rendell   ...   Himself
Daniel Wolff   ...   Filko's Buddy
John T. O'Connell   ...   Macho Barfly
Edward Kirkland   ...   Cousin Eddie
Tony Fitzpatrick   ...   Bartender
Debra H. Ballard   ...   Court Stenographer
Ira Flitter   ...   Andrew's Friend
Gene Borkan   ...   Bailiff
Jon Arterton   ...   The Flirtations
Michael Callen   ...   The Flirtations
Aurelio Font   ...   The Flirtations
Jimmy Rutland   ...   The Flirtations
Cliff Townsend   ...   The Flirtations
Q Lazzarus   ...   Party Singer
Lucas Platt   ...   Robert
Lewis Walker   ...   Punchline
Carmen Mahiques   ...   Miguel's Mom
José Castillo   ...   Miguel's Dad
Leigh Smiley   ...   Younger Sarah Beckett
Philip Joseph "PJ" McGee   ...   Child Andrew

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