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2,221 Ratings


Directed by Jonathan Demme
United States, 1993


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.

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Philadelphia Directed by Jonathan Demme

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1994 | Winner: Silver Bear - Best Actor (Tom Hanks)

Academy Awards

1994 | 2 wins including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1994 | 3 nominations including: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

National Board of Review

1993 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1995 | Nominee: Best Screenplay - Original

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