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Philadelphia - Collector's Edition

Released on 19 July 2004

Featuring: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington & Antonio Banderas

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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Up-and-coming young lawyer Andrew Beckett (Tom Hanks) has just been fired by his prestigious law firm. They say he hasn't got what it takes. Andrew knows it's because he's got AIDS.

Determined to defend his professional reputation, Andrew hires fierce, brilliant personal-injury attorney Joe Miller (Denzel Washington) to sue his former employers for wrongful dismissal. Joe is initially reluctant to take on the case. Although he as grown up knowing the pain of prejudice, he's never had to confront his own prejudices against homosexuality and AIDS...until now.

One man is fighting for his reputation, his life and for justice. The other is battling to overcome his own and society's ignorance and fear. 'Philadelphia' is one of the most powerful and critically acclaimed movies of our time.
  • Audio commentary
  • Deleted scenes
  • Documentary
  • 'Making Of' featurette
  • 'Streets Of Philadelphia' music video from Bruce Springsteen
  • Filmographies
  • Interview
  • TV spot
  • Trailer
  • Interactive menu
  • Scene access

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 Average rating (6 reviews)

 Reality story told- Hanks bursts to World Class

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The stereotypes and prejudices against the disease of Aids are blown wide open in the indisputable Philadelphia, which tracks the story, prosecution and fight of Hanks who is homosexual and has Aids. This film served both as beautiful and emotional cinema along with a perfect educational tool, wiping out all the misconceptions over this disease. Denzel Washington is on form here, and Tom Hanks fully deserves his best actor at the Oscars for this flawless performance.

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Good film, Good Story, Very Good acting from Hanks and Washington (in a role he did not get enough credit for, and Supporting Oscar nom would have been about right). But as good as Hanks's performance is, it was nowhere near as good as Oscar fellow nominees Liam Neeson in Shindlers List and Daniel Day Lewis for In The Name of the Father.


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What a great film,very very emotional,glad to see the humble man winning his case against bigoted employers trying to brush him under the carpet,such great acting too,wonderful.....


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This was the first film that i had seen Tom Hanks play a serious role in with films like Splash,The Burbs and The Money Pit under his belt i always linked him with comedy but he was superb in this tear jerker of a movie.
The film see Hanks play a lawyer with aids sacked from his job for having this disease by his bosses who hate the fact he brought such a dirty disease to their company.Denzel Washington plays the lawyer that takes on his case and eventually gets over his prejudice towards aids and the gay community.
This film tackles the aids and gay prejudice that was running high in the early 90's in America and is a really special movie that grips you and sucks you right in until the end.
I would highly recommend this film to anyone has it is truly fantastic and is so well acted by its lead roles.


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Truly amazing movie,fantastic permormance by tom hanks playing homosexual lawyer who had aids and his fighting for his rights.very emotional scenes,get your handkerchief ready.great soundtrack to the movie too.

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ActorsTom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Antonio Banderas, Roberta Maxwell, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen & Charles Napier
DirectorJonathan Demme
Certificate15 years and over
ScreenWidescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.0) Surround
Additional LanguagesDolby Surround: Italian ; French ; German ; Spanish
SubtitlesArabic ; Dutch ; English ; French ; German ; Hindi ; Italian ; Portugese ; Spanish ; Turkish
Closed CaptionsYes
Duration2 hours (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.