Philadelphia (1993)

A Case About Homosexuality

Joe (Denzel Washington) makes the point to the courtroom that the case is not only about AIDS, but also the public’s “hatred, loathing, and fear of homosexuals.”

Directed by Jonathan Demme.

Released in 1993 by Sony.

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  • character-type: Judge
  • character-type: Gay
  • character-type: Lawyer
  • action: Lecture
  • editors-choice: Monologues
  • 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: Controversial
  • prop: Gavel
  • setting: Courtroom
  • theme: Injustice
  • theme: Values
  • theme: Equality
  • theme: Discrimination
  • theme: Justice
  • theme: Authority
  • theme: Communication
  • actor: Charles Napier
  • actor: Denzel Washington
  • actor: Tom Hanks
  • actor: Bradley Whitford
  • actor: Mary Steenburgen
  • 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
  • role-name: Judge Garnett
  • role-name: Jamey Collins
  • role-name: Belinda Conine
  • screenwriter: Ron Nyswaner
  • year: 1993
  • studio: Sony