The content on this page is provided by a Time Out partner.

Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) hides his homosexuality and HIV status at a powerful Philadelphia law firm. But his secret is exposed when a colleague spots the illness's telltale lesions. Fired shortly afterwards, Beckett resolves to sue for discrimination, teaming up with Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), the only lawyer willing to help. In court, they face one of his ex-employer's top litigators, Belinda Conine (Mary Steenburgen).

Release details

Rated: PG-13
Duration: 0 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jonathan Demme
Screenwriter: Alice Hoffman, Ron Nyswaner
Cast: Tom Hanks
Denzel Washington
Jason Robards
Mary Steenburgen
Antonio Banderas
Ron Vawter
1 person listening