Starring: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards
Directed By: Jonathan Demme
Young lawyer Andrew Beckett has just been fired by his prestigious law firm. Andrew says he's been dismissed because he has AIDS, and prepares to sue his ex-employer. But his old firm is so powerful that no attorney in Philadelphia wants to take it on, until Andrew finds Joe Miller, who could use the money and exposure. For Andrew, the battle is clear-cut: he's fighting for his reputation, for his life, for justice. But for Joe, separated from Andrew by a deep social and cultural chasm, it's a different kind of struggle as he confronts his own fears and prejudices.