Philadelphia (film)

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Philadelphia is a film from 1993 about a man named Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks), who is an up and coming lawyer until his employers figure out that he has AIDS. Then an important complaint is suddenly misplaced and he is sacked on that account. Suspecting that his disease was the true cause of his firing, Andrew approaches an old rival lawyer named Joe Miller (Denzel Washington) to plead his case in a lawsuit for discrimination. The two eventually team up to fight Andrew's firm while Joe is struggling with his own homophobia and Andrew himself is fighting a losing battle against his disease.

Philadelphia is notable as one of the first big Hollywood movies to bring up the subject of AIDS, and Tom Hanks got his first Oscar for playing the leading role in it.

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