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Philadelphia 1993 123movies

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No one would take on his case... until one man was willing to take on the system.Dec. 22, 1993126 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Fearing it would compromise his career, lawyer Andrew Beckett 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-employers top litigators, Belinda Conine.
Plot: 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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Yet another of those movies I watched close to when it came out umpteen years ago, and only recently watched again.

For entertainment value, it hasn’t aged particularly well for me. I am not sure I can even describe why, except that it seemed to lack energy. There are a lot of good small moments, but its big moments struggle to live up to their potential. The courtroom scenes slow the story down in places, and the climactic scene that decided the case wasn’t convincing to me.

Still, this was an important movie addressing the AIDS when it came out, and the two low lead actors, even though they both give an understated performance, carry the film quite nicely.

Review By: Peter McGinn Rating: 7 Date: 2021-05-08
Compelling performances by both Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. And to think I almost didn’t watch this because the poster doesn’t look like Hanks…
Review By: Ryan Rating: 8 Date: 2021-05-20
Unfortunately Misguided Criticism Should Not Stop Anyone From Seeing This Film
This is the first review I’ve written on IMDB, but I shouldn’t have to write one for a film of this caliber. It succeeds in everything it attempts to do and it bothers me when I read comments from gay readers that absolutely loathe this film. After thinking about it for a little bit, I think I’ve found the reason for why all the gay viewers hated this film: they’re sick of the pity and the sympathy. I can understand that, and it is basically impossible to make a quasi-realistic film about gay rights and anti-homophobia without exhibiting some sympathy for the alienated gay population. I admit that I have little experience with gays, although I am acquainted with a few. They are on wonderful terms with their families (even though one homosexual writes here that families are NOT like that). I disagree with people who think that because their family is displeased with their sexual orientation, every gay person is estranged from their family. That is untrue. Another wrong comment I read was that the film gives viewers the impression that gays are the only ones that can get AIDS (and that the disease is always deadly). That is false, as well, since a portion of the movie deals with a woman who is an AIDS survivor and who contracted the disease in a blood transfusion. There are many other ways of getting AIDS, but it would be impossible for the film to identify every single way in order to be PC. The most powerful argument against this film seems to be that it is anti-homosexual propaganda in how it shows the relationship between Tom Hanks and Antonio Banderas. First of all, everyone is making a big deal that Hanks and Banderas do not kiss. Apparently, filmmakers cannot possibly show love between two people without having them kiss. It sounds to me that most disappointed gay readers were hoping to see gay pornography rather than a film about two homosexuals and the troubles they face when one of them contracts AIDS. They do not kiss, fine, but they dance, they talk to one another in such a way that I, a heterosexual man, envied the relationship they had. The first time we see Banderas is when he is racing to the hospital to see if Hanks is okay. I know if my girlfriend were in the hospital, I would probably look and act the exact same way that he does. I disturbs me that so many gay readers would rather see the two of them make out than display affection for one another in more powerful ways. Another argument I noticed more than once was that, aside from Hanks’ character, the film portrays all gays as “pansies.” Believe me, the critics here are far more stereotypical than this film is. One scene that comes to mind is when Denzel Washington is shopping in a grocery store and a college athlete approaches him to praise him for his work. Washington is gracious and it comes off as a surprise when the athlete starts to hit on him. I suppose that most gay viewers saw that message as something along the lines of “Gays are everywhere…watch out!” If that were the case, the film would have glorified Washington’s character, but instead we feel sorry for liking Denzel. Why do we like him? Because too many of us are like him, just average people who want to take a few steps back every time a homosexual walks nearby. By presenting someone that we all can associate with and highlighting his flaws (which are, essentially, our own), maybe we can begin to change. As for the film, I find it hard to believe that anyone would rent this thinking that it is simply a courtroom drama. It is well-written, and well-acted. I mostly enjoyed some fabulous direction on Jonathan Demme’s part. I remember, in particular, that when Hanks would recall when he was fired, his associates had the appearance of monsters. The camera would show them in a darker light, up-close, at an awkward angle. Many other viewers found this to be “cartoony,” but they’re forgetting that these scenes were not reality. They were simply memories, and although Hanks’ character is a noble, honorable, unfortunately ill homosexual, he naturally feels angry towards his former employers. He’s furious, even though he rarely lets out any of that fury directly. The only way we see these memories is through his distorted memories. Hanks is frustrated and furious with what happened and he cannot look at his former employers anymore without seeing monsters. In this way, the filmmakers build a connection between Hanks’ character and the viewers, gay or not. This also helps the viewer sympathize for homosexuals and see how they are essentially no different than anyone else. I apologize. I am sorry that so many gays would rather remain alienated, would rather see Hanks and Banderas act in gay porn than a meaningful film. I am sorry that there is even one homosexual out there who are is alienated from their families that they have no one to really turn to. This film is not the most accurate portrayal of homosexuals, but is far from the worst. Do not even attempt to persuade me, that this film is nothing but worthless drivel, that it tries to alienate gays even more. It is as accurate as it has to be. If it were to go too far over the line, it would be too much for the average person to handle. Viewers have to remember that controversial topics like these have to be handled carefully, and it could not have been done better than in “Philadelphia.” If all gay people are looking for is a depressing, uninventive, inaccurate P.O.S. that emphasizes homosexual kissing rather than acceptance and integration, then maybe they should remain alienated. Sorry.
Review By: FilmAficionado Rating: Date: 2002-04-04
Director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs) has created an emotional story, and it was the first major Hollywood film about the incurable disease Aids. Basically Andrew Beckett (Oscar and Golden Globe winning Tom Hanks) is a homosexual lawyer infected with the disease, and over time develops lesions. He is unexpectedly fired from his job, and he is suing them on the grounds that they feared contracting the disease from him. He is hoping to win the case with the help of homophobic lawyer Joe Miller (Denzel Washington), but over time, he sees that he is like any other (straight) person. As the witnesses give their opinions with Andrew’s work, behaviour and health, Andrew’s health is declining more and more, to the upset of both Joe and Andrew’s partner Miguel Alvarez (Antonio Banderas). Towards the end, Andrew is taken into hospital, just before his victory is concluded, and not too long later, he dies very tragically of his disease, with Joe and Miguel by his side. Also starring Jason Robards as Charles Wheeler, Back to the Future III’s Mary Steenburgen as Belinda Conine, Ron Vawter as Bob Seidman, Robert Ridgely as Walter Kenton, Charles Napier as Judge Garnett and Joanne Woodward as Sarah Beckett. Washington is fantastic as the defending lawyer, the supporting cast all do their part too, but of course Hanks steals the show with his deserved award-winning performance. He really makes you believe in his struggle and it affects you so much that you want him to succeed, and his most remembered scene is his praise for an operatic song with passionate gestures. It won the Oscar (and Golden Globe) for Best Song for Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia” (it was also number 68 on 100 Years, 100 Songs), and it was nominated for Best Makeup, Best Song for Neil Young’s “Philadelphia” and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, it was nominated the BAFTA for Best Original Screenplay, and it was nominated the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay. Denzel Washington was number 28, and Tom Hanks number number 3 on The 100 Greatest Movie Stars, and Washington was number 40, and Hanks number 39 on The World’s Greatest Actor, Andrew Beckett was number 49 on 100 Years, 100 Heroes & Villains, the film was 27 on The 100 Greatest Tearjerkers, and it was number 20 on 100 Years, 100 Cheers. Very good!
Review By: jboothmillard Rating: 9 Date: 2005-09-15

Other Information:

Original Title Philadelphia
Release Date 1993-12-22
Release Year 1993

Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 5 min (125 min)
Budget 26000000
Revenue 206678440
Status Released
Rated PG-13
Genre Drama
Director Jonathan Demme
Writer Ron Nyswaner
Actors Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell
Country United States
Awards Won 2 Oscars. 20 wins & 23 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby, Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Camera and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories, New York (NY), USA, Technicolor, New York (NY), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, EXR 200T 5293, EXR 500T 5296)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2018 remaster), Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

Philadelphia 1993 123movies
Philadelphia 1993 123movies
Philadelphia 1993 123movies
Philadelphia 1993 123movies
Original title Philadelphia
TMDb Rating 7.7 3,254 votes

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