Philadelphia (1993)

The Essence of Discrimination

Andrew (Tom Hanks) recites from memory a legal precedent of the Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to Joe (Denzel Washington), in order to convince him that there’s a winnable case.

Directed by Jonathan Demme.

Released in 1993 by Sony.

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  • character-type: Victim
  • character-type: Lawyer
  • action: Read
  • action: Listen
  • editors-choice: Male Performances
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • primary-genre: Gay and Lesbian
  • secondary-genre: Medical Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Gay & Lesbian Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Social Issue Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Courtroom Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Drama
  • mood: Brainy
  • mood: Emotional
  • prop: Book
  • setting: Library
  • theme: Injustice
  • theme: Illness
  • theme: Values
  • theme: Unity
  • theme: Discrimination
  • theme: Justice
  • theme: Life and Death
  • theme: Teamwork
  • theme: Dedication
  • theme: Adversity
  • actor: Denzel Washington
  • actor: Tom Hanks
  • director: Jonathan Demme
  • producer: Kristi Zea
  • producer: Gary Goetzman
  • producer: Edward Saxon
  • producer: Jonathan Demme
  • producer: Kenneth Utt
  • producer: Ronald M. Bozman
  • cinematographer: Tak Fujimoto
  • editor: Craig McKay
  • costume-designer: Colleen Atwood
  • production-designer: Kristi Zea
  • role-name: Joe Miller
  • role-name: Andrew Beckett
  • screenwriter: Ron Nyswaner
  • year: 1993
  • studio: Sony