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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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Directed by

Jonathan Demme

Written by

Ron Nyswaner (Author)

Runtime

126 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

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

Cast

Keywords

gay aids 1980s homophobia court lawyer hiv jurors partner dying pennsylvania philadelphia lawsuit discrimination judiciary

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Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar for Best Music, Original Song

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Tom Hanks

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen