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Rated
PG-13
Runtime 125 min
Ratings
80% critics Rotten Tomatoes
89% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 14+ Common Sense Media
Genre Drama
Release 01/14/94
Actors Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman
Directors Jonathan Demme
Andrew Beckett, a gay, HIV positive lawyer, is fired from his law firm in fear that they might contract HIV from him. After Andrew is fired, in a last attempt for peace, he sues his former law firm with the help of a homophobic lawyer, Joe Miller. During the court battle, Miller sees that Beckett is no different than anyone else on the gritty streets of the city of brotherly love, sheds his homophobia and helps Beckett with his case before AIDS overcomes him.
Genre Drama
Release 01/14/94
Actors Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman
Directors Jonathan Demme
Andrew Beckett, a gay, HIV positive lawyer, is fired from his law firm in fear that they might contract HIV from him. After Andrew is fired, in a last attempt for peace, he sues his former law firm with the help of a homophobic lawyer, Joe Miller. During the court battle, Miller sees that Beckett is no different than anyone else on the gritty streets of the city of brotherly love, sheds his homophobia and helps Beckett with his case before AIDS overcomes him.